Lawrence, KS (population: 92,060) has fourteen electronics schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Kaw Area Technical School, the highest ranked school in this group with an electronics program, has a total student population of 676. It is the 781st highest ranked school in the USA and the 8th highest in the state of Kansas (#1 is Southwestern College).
Electronics students from Lawrence schools who go on to become electronic workers, electricians, electronic technologists, electronics engineers, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 193,570 people working as electrical and electronic equipment assemblers alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $30,690. Also, Electrical and electronic engineering technicians make on average $55,410 per year and there are about 154,050 of them employed in the US today.
Lawrence lies in Douglas county, which is one of the 67 counties in Kansas. Overall, the Lawrence area has 47,440 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 9.1% unemployment rate, $17.32/hr average worker wage, and a $36,030 average annual salary.
Of the 14 electronics schools with a 100-mile radius of Lawrence, only 5 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 electronics students, with Allen County Community College as the lowest, reported at only $5,809/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Lawrence|
|North Kansas City||MO||-||1||17.668||0||39.3 miles|
|Kansas City||MO||454,520||32||15.0915||547||39.7 miles|
|Lees Summit||MO||-||1||10.817||19||47.3 miles|
|Blue Springs||MO||57,147||1||22.3674||5||53.4 miles|
|Saint Joseph||MO||76,371||4||37.3685||160||60.1 miles|
|Fort Scott||KS||-||1||19.5238||38||83.1 miles|