Kansas City, MO (population: 454,520) has one child development school within its city limits. Metropolitan Community College-Penn Valley has a total student population of 4,656. It is the 5660th highest ranked school in the USA and the 163rd highest in the state of Missouri (#1 is Webster University).
Child Development students from Kansas City schools who go on to become child development specialists, child psychologists, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 277,670 people working as child, family, and school social workers alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $43,540. Also, Preschool teachers make on average $27,450 per year and there are about 389,660 of them employed in the US today. In fact, in the Kansas City-KS area alone, there are 2,600 employed preschool teachers earning an average salary of $26,000. Child, family, and school social workers in this area earn $35,510/yr and there are 2,030 employed.
Kansas City lies in Jackson county, which is one of the 39 counties in Missouri. Overall, the Kansas City-KS area has 988,100 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 0.8% unemployment rate, $20.79/hr average worker wage, and a $43,240 average annual salary. Thus, about 2.054 out of every 1000 jobs in Kansas City are held by child, family, and school social workers, and 2.629/1000 are held by preschool teachers.
After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Metropolitan Community College-Penn Valley ends up costing a student $3,266/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Kansas City|
|North Kansas City||MO||-||1||17.668||0||1.0 miles|
|Blue Springs||MO||57,147||1||22.3674||5||16.6 miles|
|Lees Summit||MO||-||1||10.817||19||16.7 miles|
|Saint Joseph||MO||76,371||4||37.3685||160||46.6 miles|
|Fort Scott||KS||-||1||19.5238||38||89.0 miles|