Wichita, KS (population: 374,803) has one allied health school within its city limits. Friends University has a total student population of 2,853. It is the 3892nd highest ranked school in the USA and the 50th highest in the state of Kansas (#1 is Southwestern College).
Allied Health students from Wichita schools who go on to become allied health professionals, physicians, nurses, forensic nurses, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 271,710 people working as medical and health services managers alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $90,970. Also, Clinical, counseling, and school psychologists make on average $72,310 per year and there are about 98,330 of them employed in the US today. In fact, in the Wichita area alone, there are 250 employed clinical, counseling, and school psychologists earning an average salary of $59,230. Medical and health services managers in this area earn $77,570/yr and there are 580 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 1.967 out of every 1000 jobs in Wichita are held by medical and health services managers, and 0.838/1000 are held by clinical, counseling, and school psychologists.
After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Friends University ends up costing a student $17,871/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|