Denver, CO (population: 609,651) has seven 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 Denver 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 Denver-Aurora area alone, there are 22,910 employed general and operations managers earning an average salary of $117,900. Firstline supervisors/managers of retail sales workers in this area earn $42,320/yr and there are 8,390 employed.
Denver lies in Denver 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 7 out of every 1000 jobs in Denver are held by firstline supervisors/managers of retail sales workers, and 19/1000 are held by general and operations managers.
Of the 7 retail management schools with a 500-mile radius of Denver, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Weber State University comes out as the most expensive ($9,922/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 Denver|
|Commerce City||CO||46,807||0||-||0||6.9 miles|
|Greenwood Village||CO||-||2||15.5036||87||11.4 miles|
|Highlands Ranch||CO||129,817||0||-||0||16.1 miles|
|Lone Tree||CO||-||1||9.20591||39||16.2 miles|
|Castle Rock||CO||49,815||0||-||0||27.0 miles|
|Fort Collins||CO||141,921||5||27.6422||154||55.7 miles|
|Colorado Springs||CO||388,306||17||23.417||343||63.2 miles|