Wichita, KS (population: 374,803) has twenty-one adult education schools within a 500-mile radius of its city center. Texas A & M University, the highest ranked school in this group with an adult education program, has a total student population of 48,702. It is the 36th highest ranked school in the USA and one of the highest in the state .
Adult Education students from Wichita schools who go on to become adult education teachers, economics professors, teachers, educators, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 56,880 people working as education teachers alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $62,160. Also, Education administrators make on average $95,340 per year and there are about 105,900 of them employed in the US today. In fact, in the Wichita area alone, there are 240 employed education administrators earning an average salary of $72,590. Education teachers in this area earn $*/yr and there are 160 employed.
Wichita lies in Sedgwick county, which is one of the 67 counties in Kansas. Overall, the Wichita area has 295,670 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 2.3% unemployment rate, $18.81/hr average worker wage, and a $39,110 average annual salary. Thus, about 0.525 out of every 1000 jobs in Wichita are held by education teachers, and 0.809/1000 are held by education administrators.
Of the 21 adult education schools with a 500-mile radius of Wichita, only 10 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Regis University comes out as the most expensive ($25,497/yr) for adult education students, with Northeastern State University as the lowest, reported at only $6,893/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Wichita|
|North Newton||KS||-||1||30.3056||44||26.4 miles|
|El Dorado||KS||-||2||14.14||133||27.6 miles|
|Arkansas City||KS||-||1||16.4747||36||46.5 miles|
|Ponca City||OK||-||2||30.535||26||69.4 miles|
|Great Bend||KS||-||1||20.0068||110||90.6 miles|