Grand Junction, CO (population: 51,481) has one MSN school within its city limits. Mesa State College has a total student population of 7,042. It is the 4097th highest ranked school in the USA and the 59th highest in the state of Colorado (#1 is Colorado College).
MSN students from Grand Junction 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.
Grand Junction lies in Mesa county, which is one of the 55 counties in Colorado. Overall, the Grand Junction area has 62,910 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1% unemployment rate, $19/hr average worker wage, and a $39,630 average annual salary.
After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Mesa State College ends up costing a student $14,520/yr.