Wichita, KS (population: 374,803) has three banking schools within its city limits. Newman University, the highest ranked school in the city with a banking program, has a total student population of 2,557. It is the 569th highest ranked school in the USA and the 2nd highest in the state of Kansas (#1 is Southwestern College).
Banking students from Wichita 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 Wichita area alone, there are 11,880 employed business and financial operations employees earning an average salary of $57,500. Financial specialists in this area earn $68,130/yr and there are 150 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 0.514 out of every 1000 jobs in Wichita are held by financial specialists, and 40.189/1000 are held by business and financial operations employees.
Of the 3 banking schools in Wichita, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Newman University comes out as the most expensive ($17,318/yr) for banking students, with Wichita State University as the lowest, reported at only $9,563/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|