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Old 04-14-2011, 02:20 PM
 
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We live in Atlanta, and my son is considering transferring to a Colorado school next year. He is looking for a tech school to save money, since he would have to pay out of state tuition fees. He is looking for schools in smaller cities and a place that is generally a good safe area for college students. Warmer areas would be better than a place that gets a lot of snow. Can anyone tell me of any tech schools to check into? Also I would like to know neighboring towns that he could maybe live in that would be cheaper, but not too long of a commute to school. Any and all information will be appreciated.
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Old 04-14-2011, 03:56 PM
 
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What kind of "tech" school? That can mean anything from a junior college, to a community college, to a vocational school.
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Old 04-14-2011, 04:11 PM
 
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Junior or community college.
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Old 04-14-2011, 04:19 PM
 
Location: Pueblo - Colorado's Second City
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Its not a tech school but Colorado State University - Pueblo would be great for what you are looking for. They are not as expensive as the other major state schools, it is one of the fastest growing universities in the state located in Pueblo which is normally one of the warmest major cities in the state. They even offer reduced tuition for out of state students who stay in the residence halls and 3 are brand new. Academically its a good school with a remodeled library opening this month and it has a growing sports program. In fact the football team is expected to win the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference next year.

Here is a thread on CSU Pueblo: The CSU-Pueblo Thread

If you son wanted he could attend Pueblo Community College then transfer to CSU Pueblo and finish his degree. They have a agreement with and many students all the time.
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Old 04-14-2011, 05:42 PM
 
Location: Fort Collins, CO
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My husband and I just moved to Fort Collins with our 18 yr old son last fall. He is attending Front Range Community College (Larimer campus) in Fort Collins. The campus is very nice and new in a great part of town. CSU is also here in Fort Collins so the town has a great 'vibe' for that age group. The Colorado Community College System has guaranteed transfer to state schools, but we are waiting till we have established residency for that! . Our son is taking a couple of classes on campus and a couple on line (to save a some per credit hour). Very safe and easy to get around here. I can't advise you about how affordable it is to rent here. I'm sure others could speak to that better.
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Old 04-14-2011, 06:52 PM
 
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Thanks for both of the replies. I will check those out. That is a good idea about not taking all the classes on campus. I will pass that on to him.
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Old 04-14-2011, 07:13 PM
 
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How about gang activity and costs of living there?
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Old 04-15-2011, 06:52 AM
 
Location: Fort Collins, CO
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I can tell you that I havent seen any gang activity at all in Fort Collins. I feel safe walking anywhere here by myself. You should make a trip out with him to check things out! It's a nice place to visit, too
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Old 04-15-2011, 01:06 PM
 
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Yes I plan to do that. He would be looking for a part-time job also. How is the economy out there?
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Old 04-15-2011, 02:04 PM
 
Location: Foot of the Rockies
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Yes I plan to do that. He would be looking for a part-time job also. How is the economy out there?
Bad, but there are jobs around for college students. It wouldn't be a professional job, but there's stuff in retail, restaurants, etc.
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