Chesterfield, MO (population: 45,849) has twenty-two electronics schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Washington University in St Louis, the highest ranked school in this group with an electronics program, has a total student population of 13,575. It is the 674th highest ranked school in the USA and the 11th highest in the state of Missouri (#1 is Webster University).
Electronics students from Chesterfield 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. In fact, in the St. Louis-IL area alone, there are 920 employed electrical and electronic engineering technicians earning an average salary of $55,450. Electrical and electronic equipment assemblers in this area earn $30,190/yr and there are 1,950 employed.
Chesterfield lies in St. Louis county, which is one of the 39 counties in Missouri. Overall, the St. Louis-IL area has 1,301,320 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 0.6% unemployment rate, $20.63/hr average worker wage, and a $42,900 average annual salary. Thus, about 1.496 out of every 1000 jobs in Chesterfield are held by electrical and electronic equipment assemblers, and 0.710/1000 are held by electrical and electronic engineering technicians.
Of the 22 electronics schools with a 100-mile radius of Chesterfield, only 7 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Saint Louis University-Main Campus comes out as the most expensive ($31,255/yr) for electronics students, with Southwestern Illinois College as the lowest, reported at only $4,238/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Chesterfield|
|Saint Peters||MO||56,697||1||24.7073||15||9.1 miles|
|Maryland Heights||MO||-||1||21.4481||9||9.2 miles|
|Saint Charles||MO||65,986||1||57.1604||124||10.2 miles|
|Saint Louis||MO||349,763||28||21.7118||925||18.4 miles|
|Jefferson City||MO||41,319||4||29.412||201||87.2 miles|