Topeka, KS (population: 124,629) has five computer engineering schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Kansas State University, the highest ranked school in this group with a computer engineering program, has a total student population of 23,581. It is the 875th highest ranked school in the USA and the 9th highest in the state of Kansas (#1 is Southwestern College). To learn more about computer engineering programs in Topeka, ratemyprofessors.com has reviews of computer engineering professors at Kansas State University such as Hassan, and Greg Spaulding.
Computer Engineering students from Topeka schools who go on to become computer engineers, database administrators, computer and information scientists, computer support specialists, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 338,890 people working as network and computer systems administrators alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $70,930. Also, Computer programmers make on average $74,690 per year and there are about 367,880 of them employed in the US today. In fact, in the Topeka area alone, there are 560 employed computer programmers earning an average salary of $58,320. Network and computer systems administrators in this area earn $58,380/yr and there are 330 employed.
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. Thus, about 2.981 out of every 1000 jobs in Topeka are held by network and computer systems administrators, and 5.107/1000 are held by computer programmers.
Of the 5 computer engineering schools with a 100-mile radius of Topeka, only 2 have 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 computer engineering students, with Missouri Western State University as the lowest, reported at only $10,348/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|