About an hour north of Denver is the historic community of Fort Collins, Colorado. This thriving community is home to Colorado State University, a state-funded public research college where about 30,700 students receive a quality education every year. The city is also home to Front Range Community College, the largest campus for this community college. Students wanting to earn their cosmetology degree can attend Hair Dynamics Education Center, Regency Beauty Institute, or Cheeks International Academy of Beauty Culture. Students can also receive training at the Institute of Business and Medical Careers and at CollegeAmerica, where they can earn business and informational technology degrees.
Business is thriving in Fort Collins; many employers are finding a strong workforce with in-demand high-tech skills because of the presence of Colorado State University here. The largest employer in town is Colorado State University. The second-largest employer in town is Hewlett-Packard. Because of Hewlett-Packard's presence, other important technology companies, including Intel and Advanced Micro Devices, are also located here. Other major employers include LSI Logic and Advanced Energy. The town is also home to a large Anheuser-Busch Brewery.