Wichita, KS (population: 374,803) has two computer software engineering schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Southwestern College, the highest ranked school in this group with a computer software engineering program, has a total student population of 1,810. It is the 553rd highest ranked school in the USA and the highest in the state of Kansas.
Computer Software Engineering students from Wichita schools who go on to become computer software engineers, software engineers, software developers, game software developers, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 495,500 people working as computer software engineers, applications alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $90,170. Also, Computer software engineers, systems software make on average $96,620 per year and there are about 385,200 of them employed in the US today. In fact, in the Wichita area alone, there are 460 employed computer software engineers, systems software earning an average salary of $81,190. Computer software engineers, applications in this area earn $67,480/yr and there are 850 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 2.871 out of every 1000 jobs in Wichita are held by computer software engineers, applications, and 1.540/1000 are held by computer software engineers, systems software.
Of the 2 computer software engineering schools with a 100-mile radius of Wichita, none have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Southwestern College comes out as the most expensive ($17,926/yr) for computer software engineering students, with Brown Mackie College-Salina as the lowest, reported at only $17,434/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|