Thornton, CO (population: 120,487) has one nutrition school within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Colorado State University has a total student population of 28,902. It is the 891st highest ranked school in the USA and the 11th highest in the state of Colorado (#1 is Colorado College).
Nutrition students from Thornton schools who go on to become nutritional scientists, nutritionists, holistic nutritionists, animal nutritionists, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 53,220 people working as dietitians and nutritionists alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $53,230. Also, Health educators make on average $49,060 per year and there are about 63,320 of them employed in the US today. In fact, in the Denver-Aurora area alone, there are 280 employed health educators earning an average salary of $57,490. Dietitians and nutritionists in this area earn $53,560/yr and there are 350 employed.
Thornton 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 0 out of every 1000 jobs in Thornton are held by dietitians and nutritionists, and 0/1000 are held by health educators.
After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Colorado State University ends up costing a student $12,132/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Thornton|
|Commerce City||CO||46,807||0||-||0||5.0 miles|
|Greenwood Village||CO||-||2||15.5036||87||18.9 miles|
|Highlands Ranch||CO||129,817||0||-||0||23.5 miles|
|Lone Tree||CO||-||1||9.20591||39||24.7 miles|
|Castle Rock||CO||49,815||0||-||0||35.8 miles|
|Fort Collins||CO||141,921||5||27.6422||154||46.7 miles|
|Colorado Springs||CO||388,306||17||23.417||343||72.0 miles|