Kansas City, MO (population: 454,520) has three drafting schools within its city limits. Vatterott College, the highest ranked school in the city with a drafting program, 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).
Drafting students from Kansas City schools who go on to become architects, architecture designers, drafters, landscape architects, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 2,412,730 people working as architecture and engineering employees alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $73,590. Also, Landscape architects make on average $65,910 per year and there are about 18,940 of them employed in the US today. In fact, in the Kansas City-KS area alone, there are 130 employed landscape architects earning an average salary of $51,310. Architecture and engineering employees in this area earn $68,680/yr and there are 20,790 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 21.038 out of every 1000 jobs in Kansas City are held by architecture and engineering employees, and 0.135/1000 are held by landscape architects.
Of the 3 drafting schools in Kansas City, none have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, ITT Technical Institute-Kansas City comes out as the most expensive ($22,232/yr) for drafting students, with Vatterott College as the lowest, reported at only $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|