Colorado Springs, CO (population: 388,306) has four MSN schools within its city limits. University of Colorado at Colorado Springs, the highest ranked school in the city with a MSN program, has a total student population of 9,733. It is the 426th highest ranked school in the USA and the 6th highest in the state of Colorado (#1 is Colorado College).
MSN students from Colorado Springs schools who go on to become computer engineers, computer and information scientists, computer support specialists, computer programmers, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 338,890 people working as network and computer systems administrators alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $70,930. Also, Computer programmers make on average $74,690 per year and there are about 367,880 of them employed in the US today. In fact, in the Colorado Springs area alone, there are 720 employed computer programmers earning an average salary of $83,910. Network and computer systems administrators in this area earn $73,080/yr and there are 1,360 employed.
Colorado Springs lies in El Paso county, which is one of the 55 counties in Colorado. Overall, the Colorado Springs area has 246,560 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1% unemployment rate, $21/hr average worker wage, and a $43,790 average annual salary. Thus, about 6 out of every 1000 jobs in Colorado Springs are held by network and computer systems administrators, and 3/1000 are held by computer programmers.
Of the 4 MSN schools in Colorado Springs, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, University of Phoenix-Southern Colorado Campus comes out as the most expensive ($24,587/yr) for MSN students, with Pikes Peak Community College as the lowest, reported at only $9,506/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Colorado Springs|
|Castle Rock||CO||49,815||0||-||0||36.3 miles|
|Lone Tree||CO||-||1||9.20591||39||47.3 miles|
|Highlands Ranch||CO||129,817||0||-||0||49.0 miles|
|Greenwood Village||CO||-||2||15.5036||87||53.4 miles|
|Commerce City||CO||46,807||0||-||0||70.1 miles|