Topeka, KS (population: 124,629) has five christian schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, the highest ranked school in this group with a christian program, has a total student population of 840. It is the 325th highest ranked school in the USA and the 3rd highest in the state of Missouri (#1 is Webster University).
Christian students from Topeka schools who go on to become pastors, ministers, priests, christian faith workers, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 6,140 people working as religious workers alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $33,160. Also, Community and social services employees make on average $42,750 per year and there are about 1,891,320 of them employed in the US today.
Topeka lies in Shawnee county, which is one of the 67 counties in Kansas. Overall, the Topeka area has 109,660 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 2.3% unemployment rate, $18.37/hr average worker wage, and a $38,200 average annual salary.
Of the 5 christian schools with a 100-mile radius of Topeka, none have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Tabor College comes out as the most expensive ($19,528/yr) for christian students, with Calvary Bible College and Theological Seminary as the lowest, reported at only $13,743/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Topeka|
|North Kansas City||MO||-||1||17.668||0||60.9 miles|
|Kansas City||MO||454,520||32||15.0915||547||61.5 miles|
|Saint Joseph||MO||76,371||4||37.3685||160||68.1 miles|
|Lees Summit||MO||-||1||10.817||19||70.8 miles|
|Blue Springs||MO||57,147||1||22.3674||5||76.3 miles|
|Fort Scott||KS||-||1||19.5238||38||98.6 miles|