Kansas City, MO (population: 454,520) has five computer programming schools within its city limits. Vatterott College, the highest ranked school in the city with a computer programming program, has a total student population of 960. It is the 3924th highest ranked school in the USA and the 121st highest in the state of Missouri (#1 is Webster University).
Computer Programming students from Kansas City 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 Kansas City-KS area alone, there are 4,120 employed computer software engineers, applications earning an average salary of $77,900. Computer programmers in this area earn $73,760/yr and there are 4,380 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 4.437 out of every 1000 jobs in Kansas City are held by computer programmers, and 4.165/1000 are held by computer software engineers, applications.
Of the 5 computer programming schools in Kansas City, none have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, ITT Technical Institute-Kansas City comes out as the most expensive ($22,232/yr) for computer programming students, with Metropolitan Community College-Maple Woods as the lowest, reported at only $2,865/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|