Education and Workforce

  1. Education
  2. Workforce

Equipping our current and future workers with the skill sets necessary for successful careers and lives is a priority for the community. 95.3% of our population over 25 has a high school diploma, and 28.7% have a Bachelor’s Degree or higher. Within 12 miles are two colleges, Colorado State University-Pueblo, and Pueblo Community College. 

Pueblo County School District 70 (D70) was consolidated from 34 smaller school districts in June of 1950. They are one of the largest geographical school districts in the state of Colorado! D70 educates over 8,000 students from all over Pueblo County. Their footprint in Pueblo West includes preschooling, five elementary schools, two middle schools, one high school, one charter schools, an online school, and administration center.

Serving nearly 4,500 students, Colorado State University Pueblo is a regional, comprehensive, fully accredited university that provides social, educational, and cultural opportunities to its constituents. Diverse, intimate, and supportive, the Pueblo campus serves the Southern Colorado area offering both undergraduate and graduate degrees in business, education, engineering, nursing, and the humanities. CSU Pueblo delivers unique programs in mechatronics, railroad engineering, and automotive industry management.

Pueblo Community College served over 7,000 students in 2018/19 in four counties, offering a variety of classes, programs, certificates and degrees in areas such as Career & Technical Education, General Education, Concurrent Enrollment, Remedial Education, and Workforce Development.