Battle Creek, MI (population: 51,817) has fourteen allied health schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. University of Michigan-Flint, the highest ranked school in this group with an allied health program, has a total student population of 7,773. It is the 464th highest ranked school in the USA and the 10th highest in the state of Michigan (#1 is Kalamazoo College).
Allied Health students from Battle Creek 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.
Battle Creek lies in Calhoun county, which is one of the 62 counties in Michigan. Overall, the Battle Creek area has 52,670 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 2.7% unemployment rate, $20.09/hr average worker wage, and a $41,780 average annual salary.
Of the 14 allied health schools with a 100-mile radius of Battle Creek, only 5 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Career Quest Learning Center comes out as the most expensive ($19,476/yr) for allied health students, with Muskegon Community College as the lowest, reported at only $3,311/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Battle Creek|
|Spring Arbor||MI||-||1||60.8655||91||35.3 miles|
|East Lansing||MI||45,575||2||19.4594||4||48.9 miles|
|Grand Rapids||MI||193,337||12||26.8368||469||50.6 miles|
|Notre Dame||IN||-||1||49.129||10||66.3 miles|
|South Bend||IN||103,173||4||21.2634||164||68.5 miles|
|Ann Arbor||MI||113,880||5||27.5859||183||76.8 miles|
|Fort Wayne||IN||253,250||14||20.2986||342||85.2 miles|
|North Manchester||IN||-||1||55.0629||70||94.1 miles|
|Michigan City||IN||-||1||15.3669||17||94.9 miles|
|Farmington Hills||MI||78,114||1||0.013626||0||95.4 miles|
|West Bloomfield Township||MI||71,474||0||-||0||96.3 miles|