Commerce City, CO (population: 46,807) has twenty-two nursing schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Regis University, the highest ranked school in this group with a nursing program, has a total student population of 10,874. It is the 279th highest ranked school in the USA and the 3rd highest in the state of Colorado (#1 is Colorado College). To learn more about nursing programs in Commerce City, ratemyprofessors.com has reviews of nursing professors at Regis University such as Deann Gallegos.
Nursing students from Commerce City schools who go on to become nurses, registered nurses, practical nurses, pediatric nurses, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 2,583,770 people working as registered nurses alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $66,530. Also, Licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses make on average $40,900 per year and there are about 728,670 of them employed in the US today. In fact, in the Denver-Aurora area alone, there are 3,060 employed licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses earning an average salary of $45,880. Registered nurses in this area earn $69,760/yr and there are 22,360 employed.
Commerce City lies in Adams county, which is one of the 55 counties in Colorado. Overall, the Denver-Aurora area has 1,218,790 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1% unemployment rate, $23/hr average worker wage, and a $48,560 average annual salary. Thus, about 18 out of every 1000 jobs in Commerce City are held by registered nurses, and 3/1000 are held by licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses.
Of the 22 nursing schools with a 100-mile radius of Commerce City, only 7 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Platt College comes out as the most expensive ($41,227/yr) for nursing students, with Laramie County Community College as the lowest, reported at only $5,768/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Commerce City|
|Greenwood Village||CO||-||2||15.5036||87||18.0 miles|
|Highlands Ranch||CO||129,817||0||-||0||22.8 miles|
|Lone Tree||CO||-||1||9.20591||39||23.1 miles|
|Castle Rock||CO||49,815||0||-||0||33.9 miles|
|Fort Collins||CO||141,921||5||27.6422||154||48.9 miles|
|Colorado Springs||CO||388,306||17||23.417||343||70.1 miles|