Battle Creek, MI (population: 51,817) has twenty-two 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 Battle Creek 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 Battle Creek area alone, there are 2,520 employed business and financial operations employees earning an average salary of $66,090. Financial specialists in this area earn $57,280/yr and there are 100 employed.
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. Thus, about 1.827 out of every 1000 jobs in Battle Creek are held by financial specialists, and 47.786/1000 are held by business and financial operations employees.
Of the 22 banking schools with a 100-mile radius of Battle Creek, only 10 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 Glen Oaks Community College as the lowest, reported at only $7,408/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|