Wichita, KS (population: 374,803) has two computer programming schools within its city limits. Vatterott College-Wichita, the highest ranked school in the city with a computer programming program, has a total student population of 413. It is the 2793rd highest ranked school in the USA and the 34th highest in the state of Kansas (#1 is Southwestern College).
Computer Programming students from Wichita schools who go on to become computer programmers, computer security specialists, computer support specialists, computer technicians, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 367,880 people working as computer programmers alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $74,690. Also, Computer software engineers, applications make on average $90,170 per year and there are about 495,500 of them employed in the US today. In fact, in the Wichita area alone, there are 850 employed computer software engineers, applications earning an average salary of $67,480. Computer programmers in this area earn $59,810/yr and there are 480 employed.
Wichita lies in Sedgwick county, which is one of the 67 counties in Kansas. Overall, the Wichita area has 295,670 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 2.3% unemployment rate, $18.81/hr average worker wage, and a $39,110 average annual salary. Thus, about 1.633 out of every 1000 jobs in Wichita are held by computer programmers, and 2.871/1000 are held by computer software engineers, applications.
Of the 2 computer programming schools in Wichita, none have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Friends University comes out as the most expensive ($17,871/yr) for computer programming students, with Vatterott College-Wichita as the lowest, reported at only $17,036/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Wichita|
|North Newton||KS||-||1||30.3056||44||26.4 miles|
|El Dorado||KS||-||2||14.14||133||27.6 miles|
|Arkansas City||KS||-||1||16.4747||36||46.5 miles|
|Ponca City||OK||-||2||30.535||26||69.4 miles|
|Great Bend||KS||-||1||20.0068||110||90.6 miles|