West Lafayette, IN has twenty-two banking schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Butler University, the highest ranked school in this group with a banking program, has a total student population of 4,505. It is the 172nd highest ranked school in the USA and the 4th highest in the state of Indiana (#1 is Indiana University-Bloomington).
Banking students from West Lafayette schools who go on to become bankers, tellers, investment bankers, financial managers, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 153,720 people working as financial specialists alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $64,810. Also, Business and financial operations employees make on average $65,900 per year and there are about 6,063,670 of them employed in the US today. In fact, in the Lafayette area alone, there are 2,050 employed business and financial operations employees earning an average salary of $55,640. Financial specialists in this area earn $56,140/yr and there are 30 employed.
West Lafayette lies in Tippecanoe county, which is one of the 39 counties in Indiana. Overall, the Lafayette area has 82,320 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 2.4% unemployment rate, $18.49/hr average worker wage, and a $38,460 average annual salary. Thus, about 0.408 out of every 1000 jobs in West Lafayette are held by financial specialists, and 24.893/1000 are held by business and financial operations employees.
Of the 22 banking schools with a 100-mile radius of West Lafayette, only 6 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Butler University comes out as the most expensive ($26,565/yr) for banking students, with Eastern Illinois University as the lowest, reported at only $11,218/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from West Lafayette|
|Terre Haute||IN||60,269||5||28.5376||204||70.7 miles|
|North Manchester||IN||-||1||55.0629||70||71.8 miles|
|University Park||IL||-||2||26.7847||216||81.0 miles|
|Chicago Heights||IL||-||1||9.7858||55||83.8 miles|
|Calumet City||IL||-||1||19.3758||27||88.5 miles|
|Michigan City||IN||-||1||15.3669||17||88.7 miles|
|South Holland||IL||-||1||10.1002||61||89.1 miles|
|Tinley Park||IL||60,149||0||-||0||91.8 miles|
|Oak Forest||IL||-||1||38.4537||3||92.4 miles|
|South Bend||IN||103,173||4||21.2634||164||92.9 miles|
|Blue Island||IL||-||2||31.6013||8||94.2 miles|