Alma, MI has seventeen banking schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Michigan State University, the highest ranked school in this group with a banking program, has a total student population of 47,071. It is the 45th highest ranked school in the USA and one of the highest in the state .
Banking students from Alma 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 Balance of Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area alone, there are 8,020 employed business and financial operations employees earning an average salary of $56,580. Financial specialists in this area earn $49,760/yr and there are 520 employed.
Alma lies in Gratiot county, which is one of the 62 counties in Michigan. Overall, the Balance of Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area has 278,710 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.7% unemployment rate, $17.81/hr average worker wage, and a $37,040 average annual salary. Thus, about 1.858 out of every 1000 jobs in Alma are held by financial specialists, and 28.772/1000 are held by business and financial operations employees.
Of the 17 banking schools with a 100-mile radius of Alma, only 11 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, University of Phoenix-West Michigan Campus comes out as the most expensive ($26,289/yr) for banking students, with Delta College as the lowest, reported at only $7,083/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Alma|
|University Center||MI||-||2||19.8891||261||36.2 miles|
|East Lansing||MI||45,575||2||19.4594||4||45.1 miles|
|Grand Rapids||MI||193,337||12||26.8368||469||58.2 miles|
|Battle Creek||MI||51,817||3||15.2077||137||80.0 miles|
|Spring Arbor||MI||-||1||60.8655||91||81.4 miles|
|West Bloomfield Township||MI||71,474||0||-||0||85.6 miles|
|Auburn Hills||MI||-||2||5.8467||61||86.5 miles|
|Farmington Hills||MI||78,114||1||0.013626||0||89.3 miles|
|Bloomfield Township||MI||41,179||0||-||0||89.4 miles|
|Ann Arbor||MI||113,880||5||27.5859||183||89.5 miles|
|Rochester Hills||MI||68,883||1||23.9536||51||90.3 miles|
|Royal Oak||MI||56,742||1||28.1635||4||97.2 miles|
|Sterling Heights||MI||127,075||1||28.9156||3||99.3 miles|