Highlands Ranch, CO (population: 129,817) has two pathology schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. University of Northern Colorado, the highest ranked school in this group with a pathology program, has a total student population of 12,711. It is the 349th highest ranked school in the USA and the 4th highest in the state of Colorado (#1 is Colorado College).
Pathology students from Highlands Ranch schools who go on to become pathologists, homeopathologists, forensic pathologists, speech language pathologists, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 111,640 people working as speechlanguage pathologists alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $68,350. Also, Therapists make on average $54,400 per year and there are about 13,440 of them employed in the US today. In fact, in the Denver-Aurora area alone, there are 220 employed therapists earning an average salary of $63,660. Speechlanguage pathologists in this area earn $80,400/yr and there are 1,330 employed.
Highlands Ranch lies in Douglas 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 1 out of every 1000 jobs in Highlands Ranch are held by speechlanguage pathologists, and 0/1000 are held by therapists.
Of the 2 pathology schools with a 100-mile radius of Highlands Ranch, both of them have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, University of Northern Colorado comes out as the most expensive ($13,530/yr) for pathology students, with Colorado State University as the lowest, reported at only $12,132/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Highlands Ranch|
|Lone Tree||CO||-||1||9.20591||39||4.1 miles|
|Greenwood Village||CO||-||2||15.5036||87||4.8 miles|
|Castle Rock||CO||49,815||0||-||0||13.4 miles|
|Commerce City||CO||46,807||0||-||0||22.8 miles|
|Colorado Springs||CO||388,306||17||23.417||343||49.0 miles|
|Fort Collins||CO||141,921||5||27.6422||154||70.1 miles|