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So you're from Aurora, CO?

Fortunately for you, Aurora, CO offers a number of great schools to choose from. It's just a matter of finding the right program and study subject for you!


 

Aurora College and University Demographics

The 12 colleges and universities in Aurora offer 97 degree and certificate programs in fields ranging from science technologies/technicians, other to automobile/automotive mechanics technology/technician to medical/clinical assistant.

Approximately 35% of students studying at Concorde Career Colleges choose to study Allied Health, making it the most popular course of study at the school.

Tuition

Aurora schools charge an average tuition of $5,067 per year. In Aurora, tuition rates can vary from $20,490 per year to $2,226 per year. The school charging the highest tuition rates is Platt College, while the school with the lowest tuition rates is Pickens Technical College.

Financial Aid

An estimated $10,473,031 in financial aid was received by students at Aurora colleges in 2008. Institutional grants and scholarships represented $10,405,513 of this aid. The highest amount of institutional grants and scholarships given to students by a local college was $4,879,228, which was given by Community College of Aurora.

Aurora Student Demographics

Aurora schools had an enrollment of 9,921 students in 2010. This is 3% of the total number of Colorado college students. With 6,293 students, Community College of Aurora had the highest total student enrollment in Aurora. On the other hand, with only 101 students, Empire Beauty School-Aurora had the lowest enrollment in the city.

Graduation and Retention Rates

Approximately 66% of students who enroll as first year students at Aurora schools return to complete their second year. Approximately 53% of students eventually graduate. The Aurora college with the highest graduation rate is Xenon International Academy, which has a graduation rate of 88%. The Aurora college with the lowest graduation rate is Platt College, which has a graduation rate of 8%.

Diversity

Of the 9,921 students attending Aurora schools, 64% are female. The ratio of Aurora students who are 24 years old or younger to those who are over 24 years old is 52 to 100. For every 100 Aurora college students, 57 students identified themselves as being from a racial or ethnic minority background in 2009. The Aurora school with the highest percentage of minority students was Everest College-Aurora, with 79% of students identifying themselves as being from a racial or ethnic minority background.

Aurora Faculty Demographics

In 2010, Aurora colleges and universities employed a total of 3,599 faculty. Of these faculty members, 54% were female. 22% identified themselves as belonging to a racial or ethnic minority.

Aurora schools had an average faculty to student ratio of 1 to 4 in 2009. The Salon Professional Academy had 1 faculty for every 1 student. This was the highest faculty to student ratio for schools in Aurora.

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We've ranked the top 50 jobs in Aurora, CO to help you find the right study subject
that fits your interest!

Rank Occupation Num of Jobs Avg Salary Avg Salary (Nat'l) Job Growth (Past 5 Yrs)
1
Retail Salespersons 37,710 $28,020 $25,000 -8.3%
2
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 28,070 $35,060 $32,000 140.1%
3
General and Operations Managers 22,480 $126,600 $113,100 19.6%
4
Registered Nurses 22,170 $70,130 $67,720 21.7%
5
Accountants and Auditors 19,140 $72,510 $68,960 28.5%
6
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 17,040 $36,850 $35,340 -1.7%
7
Executive Secretaries and Executive Administrative Assistants 13,640 $49,360 $45,860 -5.3%
8
Software Developers, Applications 12,730 $92,200 $90,410
9
Office Clerks, General 12,240 $31,330 $28,240 -58.7%
10
First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers 11,120 $56,190 $50,770 -8.9%
11
Cooks, Restaurant 10,930 $22,210 $23,260 16.6%
12
Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education 10,720 $52,620 $54,330 -2.1%
13
Security Guards 10,290 $29,670 $26,870 7.1%
14
Nursing Aides, Orderlies, and Attendants 9,400 $29,230 $25,140 23.8%
15
First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers 8,420 $43,280 $39,890 -5.4%
16
Construction Laborers 8,100 $29,920 $33,590 -16.6%
17
Home Health Aides 7,940 $22,910 $21,760 329.2%
18
Lawyers 7,550 $130,030 $129,440 8.6%
19
Electricians 6,970 $47,260 $51,810 11.3%
20
Carpenters 6,400 $40,390 $43,890 -17.6%
21
Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education 6,080 $53,240 $54,880 24.8%
22
Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 6,080 $38,950 $38,200 5.4%
23
Management Analysts 6,040 $82,420 $87,260 24.5%
24
First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 5,200 $66,290 $62,260 -24.4%
25
Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers 4,750 $64,010 $55,620 9.2%
26
Civil Engineers 4,400 $82,180 $82,280 -21.7%
27
Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents 4,330 $66,210 $95,130 -7.7%
28
Loan Officers 3,760 $69,630 $65,900 -17.2%
29
Paralegals and Legal Assistants 3,730 $50,250 $49,640 41.3%
30
Managers, All Other 3,610 $110,430 $102,160 -19.4%
31
Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists 3,560 $28,440 $26,510 -2.5%
32
Medical Secretaries 3,550 $34,430 $31,820
33
Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products 3,380 $64,040 $60,160 21.1%
34
Fitness Trainers and Aerobics Instructors 3,330 $40,950 $35,920 10.6%
35
Billing and Posting Clerks 3,300 $36,330 $33,270 -28.6%
36
Medical Assistants 3,270 $34,300 $29,760 1.9%
37
Computer and Information Systems Managers 3,210 $125,190 $123,280 -5.3%
38
Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 3,130 $47,670 $50,360 -34.7%
39
Dental Assistants 3,090 $41,510 $34,140 61.8%
40
Financial Managers 2,930 $125,970 $116,970 -32.2%
41
Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 2,820 $46,320 $41,360 -18.5%
42
Mechanical Engineers 2,800 $93,170 $82,480 14.8%
43
Financial Analysts 2,740 $85,110 $86,040 -8.7%
44
Computer Programmers 2,720 $79,350 $74,900
45
Cost Estimators 2,560 $62,470 $62,060 -12.9%
46
Court, Municipal, and License Clerks 2,460 $37,870 $36,170 105.0%
47
Electrical Engineers 2,420 $85,190 $87,770 69.2%
48
Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria 2,400 $28,180 $24,180 -0.8%
49
Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education 2,360 $29,990 $29,200 -2.5%
50
Sales Managers 2,310 $121,560 $114,110 -31.0%