Kansas City, MO (population: 454,520) has four cisco schools within its city limits. University of Missouri-Kansas City, the highest ranked school in the city with a cisco program, has a total student population of 14,799. It is the 2423rd highest ranked school in the USA and the 77th highest in the state of Missouri (#1 is Webster University).
Cisco students from Kansas City schools who go on to become cisco specialists, cisco technology specialists, cisco certified professionals, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 226,080 people working as network systems and data communications analysts alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $76,560. Also, Network and computer systems administrators make on average $70,930 per year and there are about 338,890 of them employed in the US today. In fact, in the Kansas City-KS area alone, there are 4,620 employed network and computer systems administrators earning an average salary of $69,390. Network systems and data communications analysts in this area earn $74,060/yr and there are 2,080 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 2.103 out of every 1000 jobs in Kansas City are held by network systems and data communications analysts, and 4.674/1000 are held by network and computer systems administrators.
Of the 4 cisco schools in Kansas City, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Grantham University comes out as the most expensive ($25,704/yr) for cisco students, with Vatterott College as the lowest, reported at only $15,149/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|