Portage, MI (population: 46,404) has five curriculum schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Michigan State University, the highest ranked school in this group with a curriculum program, has a total student population of 47,071. It is the 45th highest ranked school in the USA and one of the highest in the state .
Curriculum students from Portage schools who go on to become curriculum and instruction directors, teachers, educators, professors, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 599,500 people working as teachers and instructors alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $41,110. Also, Mathematical science teachers make on average $70,550 per year and there are about 48,100 of them employed in the US today. In fact, in the Kalamazoo-Portage area alone, there are 60 employed mathematical science teachers earning an average salary of $56,100. Teachers and instructors in this area earn $40,270/yr and there are 1,100 employed.
Portage lies in Kalamazoo county, which is one of the 62 counties in Michigan. Overall, the Kalamazoo-Portage area has 134,190 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.9% unemployment rate, $18.50/hr average worker wage, and a $38,480 average annual salary. Thus, about 8.213 out of every 1000 jobs in Portage are held by teachers and instructors, and 0.453/1000 are held by mathematical science teachers.
Of the 5 curriculum schools with a 100-mile radius of Portage, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, University of Phoenix-West Michigan Campus comes out as the most expensive ($26,289/yr) for curriculum students, with Michigan State University as the lowest, reported at only $14,708/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Portage|
|Battle Creek||MI||51,817||3||15.2077||137||19.7 miles|
|Notre Dame||IN||-||1||49.129||10||47.9 miles|
|South Bend||IN||103,173||4||21.2634||164||50.2 miles|
|Grand Rapids||MI||193,337||12||26.8368||469||52.7 miles|
|Spring Arbor||MI||-||1||60.8655||91||53.2 miles|
|East Lansing||MI||45,575||2||19.4594||4||67.8 miles|
|Michigan City||IN||-||1||15.3669||17||75.3 miles|
|Fort Wayne||IN||253,250||14||20.2986||342||81.6 miles|
|North Manchester||IN||-||1||55.0629||70||83.5 miles|
|Ann Arbor||MI||113,880||5||27.5859||183||95.4 miles|