Jefferson County has an extremely talented and highly-educated workforce who enjoy the benefits of metro Denver and the great outdoors from the foothills in the county and the Rockies just beyond.
The companies that call Jeffco home take full advantage of the workforce development institutions and programs within the county. The Jefferson County Business and Workforce Center provides training for job seekers and helps match employers with candidates.
of people are a high school graduate or higher
of people hold a Bachelor’s degree or higher
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high School Graduation rate in Jeffco
Labor force – 341,999
Total employed – 324,758
Unemployment rate – 2.7%
Flagship Christian university in the Rocky Mountain Region, and it is ranked in the top 2% of colleges nationwide.
Colorado School of Mines is a public research university focused on science and engineering, where students and faculty together address the great challenges society faces today-particularly those related to the Earth, energy, and environment.
Metropolitan State University of Denver is a leader and innovator in higher education, a university committed to fostering an equitable culture while offering a high-quality, accessible college experience.
The only community college to offer 1 Masters Degree and 2 Bachelors Degrees. RRCC was one of eight community college and university teams that saw their years’ worth of effort take flight into space with the launch of Terrier-Improved Malemute sounding rocket from NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia on Aug. 19, 2021. This project developed by community college students provides the public with the opportunity to see the Earth from the perspective of a small rocket in flight.
Since 1963, RMCAD has prepared students for exciting careers in art and design. They use cutting-edge technology in the classroom to create a dynamic, interactive learning experience for students.
Approximately 9% of all the K-12 students in Colorado attend a Jefferson County school