Independence, MO (population: 110,030) has four computer engineering schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. University of Kansas, the highest ranked school in this group with a computer engineering program, has a total student population of 29,242. It is the 984th highest ranked school in the USA and one of the highest in the state . To learn more about computer engineering programs in Independence, ratemyprofessors.com has reviews of computer engineering professors at University of Kansas such as Arvin Agah, Perry Alexandar, Cory Berkland, Richard Bramlette, Frank Brown, and Louis Burmeister.
Computer Engineering students from Independence 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 Kansas City-KS area alone, there are 4,380 employed computer programmers earning an average salary of $73,760. Network and computer systems administrators in this area earn $69,390/yr and there are 4,620 employed.
Independence 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 4.674 out of every 1000 jobs in Independence are held by network and computer systems administrators, and 4.437/1000 are held by computer programmers.
Of the 4 computer engineering schools with a 100-mile radius of Independence, 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 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 Independence|
|Blue Springs||MO||57,147||1||22.3674||5||6.5 miles|
|Kansas City||MO||454,520||32||15.0915||547||10.9 miles|
|North Kansas City||MO||-||1||17.668||0||11.7 miles|
|Lees Summit||MO||-||1||10.817||19||12.1 miles|
|Saint Joseph||MO||76,371||4||37.3685||160||52.7 miles|
|Fort Scott||KS||-||1||19.5238||38||88.6 miles|