Portage, MI (population: 46,404) 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 Portage 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 Kalamazoo-Portage area alone, there are 5,050 employed business and financial operations employees earning an average salary of $59,100. Financial specialists in this area earn $54,970/yr and there are ** employed.
Portage lies in Kalamazoo county, which is one of the 62 counties in Michigan. Overall, the Kalamazoo-Portage area has 134,190 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.9% unemployment rate, $18.50/hr average worker wage, and a $38,480 average annual salary. Thus, about ** out of every 1000 jobs in Portage are held by financial specialists, and 37.654/1000 are held by business and financial operations employees.
Of the 17 banking schools with a 100-mile radius of Portage, only 6 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 Portage|
|Battle Creek||MI||51,817||3||15.2077||137||19.7 miles|
|Notre Dame||IN||-||1||49.129||10||47.9 miles|
|South Bend||IN||103,173||4||21.2634||164||50.2 miles|
|Grand Rapids||MI||193,337||12||26.8368||469||52.7 miles|
|Spring Arbor||MI||-||1||60.8655||91||53.2 miles|
|East Lansing||MI||45,575||2||19.4594||4||67.8 miles|
|Michigan City||IN||-||1||15.3669||17||75.3 miles|
|Fort Wayne||IN||253,250||14||20.2986||342||81.6 miles|
|North Manchester||IN||-||1||55.0629||70||83.5 miles|
|Ann Arbor||MI||113,880||5||27.5859||183||95.4 miles|