Kansas City, MO (population: 454,520) has one construction school within its city limits. Vatterott College 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).
Construction students from Kansas City 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 Kansas City-KS area alone, there are 1,740 employed painters, construction and maintenance earning an average salary of $40,480. Construction managers in this area earn $88,000/yr and there are 1,670 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 1.690 out of every 1000 jobs in Kansas City are held by construction managers, and 1.758/1000 are held by painters, construction and maintenance.
After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Vatterott College ends up costing a student $15,149/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|