Portage, MI (population: 46,404) has thirty-one adult education schools within a 500-mile radius of its city center. University of Wisconsin-Madison, the highest ranked school in this group with an adult education program, has a total student population of 41,654. It is the 23rd highest ranked school in the USA and the highest in the state of Wisconsin.
Adult Education students from Portage 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.
Portage lies in Kalamazoo county, which is one of the 62 counties in Michigan. Overall, the Kalamazoo-Portage area has 134,190 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.9% unemployment rate, $18.50/hr average worker wage, and a $38,480 average annual salary.
Of the 31 adult education schools with a 500-mile radius of Portage, only 16 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Loyola University Chicago comes out as the most expensive ($27,955/yr) for adult education students, with Morehead State University as the lowest, reported at only $8,053/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Portage|
|Battle Creek||MI||51,817||3||15.2077||137||19.7 miles|
|Notre Dame||IN||-||1||49.129||10||47.9 miles|
|South Bend||IN||103,173||4||21.2634||164||50.2 miles|
|Grand Rapids||MI||193,337||12||26.8368||469||52.7 miles|
|Spring Arbor||MI||-||1||60.8655||91||53.2 miles|
|East Lansing||MI||45,575||2||19.4594||4||67.8 miles|
|Michigan City||IN||-||1||15.3669||17||75.3 miles|
|Fort Wayne||IN||253,250||14||20.2986||342||81.6 miles|
|North Manchester||IN||-||1||55.0629||70||83.5 miles|
|Ann Arbor||MI||113,880||5||27.5859||183||95.4 miles|