East Lansing, MI (population: 45,575) 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 East Lansing 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 Lansing-East Lansing area alone, there are 11,690 employed business and financial operations employees earning an average salary of $62,170. Financial specialists in this area earn $63,250/yr and there are 1,180 employed.
East Lansing lies in Ingham county, which is one of the 62 counties in Michigan. Overall, the Lansing-East Lansing area has 200,640 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.5% unemployment rate, $20.57/hr average worker wage, and a $42,790 average annual salary. Thus, about 5.903 out of every 1000 jobs in East Lansing are held by financial specialists, and 58.242/1000 are held by business and financial operations employees.
Of the 22 banking schools with a 100-mile radius of East Lansing, only 13 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 East Lansing|
|Spring Arbor||MI||-||1||60.8655||91||37.2 miles|
|Battle Creek||MI||51,817||3||15.2077||137||48.9 miles|
|Ann Arbor||MI||113,880||5||27.5859||183||49.7 miles|
|West Bloomfield Township||MI||71,474||0||-||0||57.2 miles|
|Farmington Hills||MI||78,114||1||0.013626||0||58.6 miles|
|Grand Rapids||MI||193,337||12||26.8368||469||61.7 miles|
|University Center||MI||-||2||19.8891||261||61.9 miles|
|Bloomfield Township||MI||41,179||0||-||0||62.5 miles|
|Auburn Hills||MI||-||2||5.8467||61||63.4 miles|
|Rochester Hills||MI||68,883||1||23.9536||51||67.3 miles|
|Dearborn Heights||MI||49,619||0||-||0||67.9 miles|
|Royal Oak||MI||56,742||1||28.1635||4||69.5 miles|
|Madison Heights||MI||-||2||27.3656||17||72.2 miles|
|Sterling Heights||MI||127,075||1||28.9156||3||74.6 miles|