Kansas City, MO (population: 454,520) has twenty-eight 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 Kansas City 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 Kansas City-KS area alone, there are 730 employed education administrators earning an average salary of $77,840. Education teachers in this area earn $54,400/yr and there are 420 employed.
Kansas City lies in Jackson county, which is one of the 39 counties in Missouri. Overall, the Kansas City-KS area has 988,100 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 0.8% unemployment rate, $20.79/hr average worker wage, and a $43,240 average annual salary. Thus, about 0.421 out of every 1000 jobs in Kansas City are held by education teachers, and 0.735/1000 are held by education administrators.
Of the 28 adult education schools with a 500-mile radius of Kansas City, 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 Northeastern State University as the lowest, reported at only $6,893/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Kansas City|
|North Kansas City||MO||-||1||17.668||0||1.0 miles|
|Blue Springs||MO||57,147||1||22.3674||5||16.6 miles|
|Lees Summit||MO||-||1||10.817||19||16.7 miles|
|Saint Joseph||MO||76,371||4||37.3685||160||46.6 miles|
|Fort Scott||KS||-||1||19.5238||38||89.0 miles|