Independence, MO (population: 110,030) has seven electrical engineering schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. University of Central Missouri, the highest ranked school in this group with an electrical engineering program, has a total student population of 11,191. It is the 1871st highest ranked school in the USA and one of the highest in the state . To learn more about electrical engineering programs in Independence, ratemyprofessors.com has reviews of electrical engineering professors at University of Central Missouri such as Gerald Kangas, Richard Lacy, Abhishek Pakhira, and Tim Soto.
Electrical Engineering students from Independence schools who go on to become electrical engineers, electrical technologists, electrical design engineers, electrical controls engineers, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 151,660 people working as electrical engineers alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $86,250. Also, Electrical and electronics drafters make on average $54,800 per year and there are about 30,590 of them employed in the US today. In fact, in the Kansas City-KS area alone, there are 470 employed electrical and electronics drafters earning an average salary of $51,510. Electrical engineers in this area earn $77,810/yr and there are 1,840 employed.
Independence 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 1.860 out of every 1000 jobs in Independence are held by electrical engineers, and 0.480/1000 are held by electrical and electronics drafters.
Of the 7 electrical engineering schools with a 100-mile radius of Independence, only 2 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Grantham University comes out as the most expensive ($25,704/yr) for electrical engineering students, with University of Central Missouri as the lowest, reported at only $8,638/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Independence|
|Blue Springs||MO||57,147||1||22.3674||5||6.5 miles|
|Kansas City||MO||454,520||32||15.0915||547||10.9 miles|
|North Kansas City||MO||-||1||17.668||0||11.7 miles|
|Lees Summit||MO||-||1||10.817||19||12.1 miles|
|Saint Joseph||MO||76,371||4||37.3685||160||52.7 miles|
|Fort Scott||KS||-||1||19.5238||38||88.6 miles|