Thornton, CO (population: 120,487) has three social work schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. University of Denver, the highest ranked school in this group with a social work program, has a total student population of 11,644. It is the 148th highest ranked school in the USA and the 2nd highest in the state of Colorado (#1 is Colorado College). To learn more about social work programs in Thornton, ratemyprofessors.com has reviews of social work professors at University of Denver such as William Cloud, and Carol Ivanoff.
Social Work students from Thornton schools who go on to become social work case managers, social workers, social scientists, health and social service managers, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 73,250 people working as social workers alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $50,470. Also, Community and social services employees make on average $42,750 per year and there are about 1,891,320 of them employed in the US today. In fact, in the Denver-Aurora area alone, there are 14,990 employed community and social services employees earning an average salary of $42,800. Social workers in this area earn $44,930/yr and there are 670 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 1 out of every 1000 jobs in Thornton are held by social workers, and 12/1000 are held by community and social services employees.
Of the 3 social work schools with a 100-mile radius of Thornton, all of them have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, University of Denver comes out as the most expensive ($31,044/yr) for social work students, with Metropolitan State College of Denver as the lowest, reported at only $11,829/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|