Muskegon, MI has fifteen 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 Muskegon 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 Muskegon-Norton Shores area alone, there are 1,410 employed business and financial operations employees earning an average salary of $59,980. Financial specialists in this area earn $51,320/yr and there are 60 employed.
Muskegon lies in Muskegon county, which is one of the 62 counties in Michigan. Overall, the Muskegon-Norton Shores area has 59,420 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 3.7% unemployment rate, $17.89/hr average worker wage, and a $37,220 average annual salary. Thus, about 1.092 out of every 1000 jobs in Muskegon are held by financial specialists, and 23.743/1000 are held by business and financial operations employees.
Of the 15 banking schools with a 100-mile radius of Muskegon, 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 Milwaukee Area Technical College as the lowest, reported at only $6,574/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Muskegon|
|Grand Rapids||MI||193,337||12||26.8368||469||35.3 miles|
|Battle Creek||MI||51,817||3||15.2077||137||82.8 miles|
|West Allis||WI||59,345||1||16.5935||7||91.3 miles|
|East Lansing||MI||45,575||2||19.4594||4||95.8 miles|