Online Schools in Colorado
The Centennial State is home to over 5 million people, and just over 250,000 of them were enrolled in college in 2010. Whether students select a large university in the capital city of Denver or choose to attend Colorado online schools, the degree earned can lead to bright horizons in the profession of their choice.
Living and working in Colorado
Although its economy was originally built on the mining industry, Colorado is now a center of tourism, with $1.8 billion spent per year at ski resorts. Other industries are booming as well--according to Forbes, three of the eight Fortune 500 companies in the state focus on telecommunications.
The unemployment rate in Colorado was 8.5 percent in July 2011, below the national average of 9.1 percent, according to the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment. The leisure and hospitality, professional and business services, and manufacturing sectors saw the greatest gains.
The mean annual wage for all occupations in Colorado was $46,770 in 2010, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The U.S. Census reported a median household income of $55,735 for Colorado residents in 2009.