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Education Options Abound in Castle Rock

Having access to an available pool of educated and trained employees is a key concern when deciding where to locate or start a business, and Castle Rock, CO, certainly meets those needs.

Castle Rock is a growing community on the I-25 corridor in the south Denver metro area. It’s small town charm, excellent quality of life and easy access to nearby urban areas and outdoor recreation opportunities makes it a popular home town for well-educated professionals.

A Well-Educated Population

The active lifestyle on Colorado’s front range attracts a well-educated population. According to the Metro Denver Economic Development Council, more than 41 percent of residents in the Denver metropolitan area have bachelor’s degrees. 

The numbers are even better in Castle Rock, which has one of the most educated populations in the country according to the Castle Rock Economic Development Council

Castle Rock Education Statistics

  • 99 percent of residents have a high school diploma
  • 81 percent attended a college or tech school
  • 58 percent have an undergraduate degree
  • 18 percent have post-graduate degrees
Maintaining a Well-Educated Workforce

To maintain a local workforce that’s prepared to meet the evolving needs of today’s workplace and business start ups, the Denver metro area is home to a wide range of schools. These include:

  • 11 four-year public and private colleges and universities
  • 6 two-year public community colleges
  • More than 300 private technical and occupational schools

Notable four-year schools in the Denver area include:

  • University of Colorado – Denver
  • Metropolitan State University of Denver
  • Colorado School of Mines
  • Regis University
  • University of Denver

In nearby Colorado Springs, students can attend

  • University of Colorado – Colorado Springs
  • Colorado College

Many schools offer adult education or non-traditional learning options during the evenings and weekends along with distant learning programs. Students also have access to online learning from Colorado’s network of public community colleges through the Colorado Community Colleges Online system.

Higher Education Available in Town

Locally, the Arapahoe Community College Sturm Collaboration Campus in Castle Rock offers associate’s degrees in technology, health and business along with two bachelor’s degrees from Colorado State University.

The campus is a reflection of Castle Rock’s commitment to providing in-town education and training to prepare residents for the needs of business today and in the future.

Miller’s Landing

Castle Rock is home to Miller’s Landing, an exciting new 65-acre multi-use development located in the heart of town. When completed, Miller’s Landing will offer a pedestrian-friendly town center with retail and restaurant options supported by a mix of modern offices, multifamily housing options and large swaths of open space.

The unique mix of business, entertainment and housing options at Miller’s Landing, along with the town’s well-educated population, makes it one of the most desirable locations in Colorado to start a business or locate a corporate headquarters or satellite office.

Welcome to the Neighborhood

Miller’s Landing is the place that connects the past with the present, employers to talent and everyone to more of what they love. From hospitality to retail, community gatherings to individual adventures, Miller’s Landing is an exciting place to build the future together.

Join us in creating a vibrant, growing community of good work and good living.

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Have an Idea? Let Us Know!

Listening to the community remains a top priority at Miller’s Landing, especially as we navigate the rapidly changing markets for hospitality and office users. We look forward to continuing our conversation with you on the next steps for Miller’s Landing.

If you have thoughts or ideas about Miller’s Landing, please share them with us. The Community Share section on the Miller’s Landing website offers a section to share your thoughts with us. We welcome your involvement!

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