Ankeny, IA (population: 45,142) has two business schools within its city limits. Faith Baptist Bible College and Theological Seminary, the highest ranked school in the city with a business program, has a total student population of 417. It is the 370th highest ranked school in the USA and the 6th highest in the state of Iowa (#1 is Luther College).
Business students from Ankeny schools who go on to become business executives, businessmen, businesswomen, business coaches, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 6,063,670 people working as business and financial operations employees alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $65,900. Also, Agents and business managers of artists, performers, and athletes make on average $87,430 per year and there are about 11,700 of them employed in the US today.
Ankeny lies in Polk county, which is one of the 52 counties in Iowa. Overall, the Des Moines-West Des Moines area has 322,000 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1% unemployment rate, $20/hr average worker wage, and a $42,120 average annual salary.
Of the 2 business schools in Ankeny, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Faith Baptist Bible College and Theological Seminary comes out as the most expensive ($13,475/yr) for business students, with Des Moines Area Community College as the lowest, reported at only $8,142/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Ankeny|
|Des Moines||IA||200,202||10||28.1761||244||9.7 miles|
|West Des Moines||IA||57,065||1||4.37611||3||12.6 miles|
|Fort Dodge||IA||-||2||25.3587||65||60.9 miles|
|Cedar Falls||IA||-||3||27.7287||174||81.6 miles|