Kansas City, MO (population: 454,520) has twelve computer science schools within its city limits. Rockhurst University, the highest ranked school in the city with a computer science program, has a total student population of 3,029. It is the 1885th highest ranked school in the USA and the 57th highest in the state of Missouri (#1 is Webster University). To learn more about computer science programs in Kansas City, ratemyprofessors.com has reviews of computer science professors at Rockhurst University such as Marshall Andersen, Kellis Bayless, Petia Bobadova-Parvanova, James Chapman, Dennis Colombo, and Philip Colombo.
Computer Science students from Kansas City schools who go on to become computer science instructors, web developers, computer engineers, software engineers, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 32,240 people working as computer science teachers alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $75,860.
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.
Of the 12 computer science schools in Kansas City, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, University of Phoenix-Kansas City Campus comes out as the most expensive ($25,787/yr) for computer science 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|