Rolla, MO has seven curriculum schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Stephens College, the highest ranked school in this group with a curriculum program, has a total student population of 1,231. It is the 452nd highest ranked school in the USA and the 6th highest in the state of Missouri (#1 is Webster University).
Curriculum students from Rolla 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 Central Missouri nonmetropolitan area alone, there are 110 employed mathematical science teachers earning an average salary of $59,930. Teachers and instructors in this area earn $41,900/yr and there are 970 employed.
Rolla lies in Phelps county, which is one of the 39 counties in Missouri. Overall, the Central Missouri nonmetropolitan area has 175,000 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.5% unemployment rate, $15.12/hr average worker wage, and a $31,450 average annual salary. Thus, about 5.556 out of every 1000 jobs in Rolla are held by teachers and instructors, and 0.603/1000 are held by mathematical science teachers.
Of the 7 curriculum schools with a 100-mile radius of Rolla, only 3 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Lindenwood University comes out as the most expensive ($26,896/yr) for curriculum students, with University of Missouri-Columbia as the lowest, reported at only $15,080/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Rolla|
|Jefferson City||MO||41,319||4||29.412||201||48.5 miles|
|Saint Peters||MO||56,697||1||24.7073||15||85.2 miles|
|Saint Charles||MO||65,986||1||57.1604||124||89.3 miles|
|Maryland Heights||MO||-||1||21.4481||9||89.9 miles|
|Saint Louis||MO||349,763||28||21.7118||925||95.8 miles|