Colorado Springs, CO (population: 388,306) has eight retail management schools within a 500-mile radius of its city center. North Central Kansas Technical College, the highest ranked school in this group with a retail management program, has a total student population of 723. It is the 2056th highest ranked school in the USA and the 20th highest in the state of Kansas (#1 is Southwestern College).
Retail Management students from Colorado Springs schools who go on to become retail managers, retail specialists, retail sales managers, retail professionals, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 1,163,040 people working as firstline supervisors/managers of retail sales workers alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $39,130. Also, General and operations managers make on average $110,550 per year and there are about 1,689,680 of them employed in the US today. In fact, in the Colorado Springs area alone, there are 3,970 employed general and operations managers earning an average salary of $97,000. Firstline supervisors/managers of retail sales workers in this area earn $41,730/yr and there are 1,970 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 8 out of every 1000 jobs in Colorado Springs are held by firstline supervisors/managers of retail sales workers, and 16/1000 are held by general and operations managers.
Of the 8 retail management schools with a 500-mile radius of Colorado Springs, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Rose State College comes out as the most expensive ($11,653/yr) for retail management students, with Casper College as the lowest, reported at only $5,108/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|