Wichita, KS (population: 374,803) has two construction schools within its city limits. Vatterott College-Wichita, the highest ranked school in the city with a construction 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).
Construction students from Wichita schools who go on to become construction area managers, construction workers, construction professionals, construction superintendents, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 204,760 people working as construction managers alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $93,290. Also, Painters, construction and maintenance make on average $37,320 per year and there are about 214,240 of them employed in the US today. In fact, in the Wichita area alone, there are 590 employed painters, construction and maintenance earning an average salary of $27,450. Construction managers in this area earn $63,670/yr and there are 340 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 1.156 out of every 1000 jobs in Wichita are held by construction managers, and 2.007/1000 are held by painters, construction and maintenance.
Of the 2 construction schools in Wichita, none have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Wichita Area Technical College comes out as the most expensive ($22,197/yr) for construction 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|