Wichita, KS (population: 374,803) has four engineering schools within its city limits. Wichita State University, the highest ranked school in the city with an engineering program, has a total student population of 14,601. It is the 2323rd highest ranked school in the USA and the 25th highest in the state of Kansas (#1 is Southwestern College). To learn more about engineering programs in Wichita, ratemyprofessors.com has reviews of engineering professors at Wichita State University such as Muhammad Ahmad, Ikramuddin Ahmed, Muhammad Ali, Michael Arruda, Anm Badruddoza, and Behnam Bahr.
Engineering students from Wichita schools who go on to become engineers, audio engineers, aerospace engineers, automotive engineers, 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, Aerospace engineers make on average $96,270 per year and there are about 70,570 of them employed in the US today. In fact, in the Wichita area alone, there are 3,150 employed aerospace engineers earning an average salary of $88,040. Architecture and engineering employees in this area earn $71,390/yr and there are 10,820 employed.
Wichita lies in Sedgwick county, which is one of the 67 counties in Kansas. Overall, the Wichita area has 295,670 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 2.3% unemployment rate, $18.81/hr average worker wage, and a $39,110 average annual salary. Thus, about 36.585 out of every 1000 jobs in Wichita are held by architecture and engineering employees, and 10.645/1000 are held by aerospace engineers.
Of the 4 engineering schools in Wichita, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, ITT Technical Institute-Wichita comes out as the most expensive ($23,045/yr) for engineering students, with Wichita State University as the lowest, reported at only $9,563/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Wichita|
|North Newton||KS||-||1||30.3056||44||26.4 miles|
|El Dorado||KS||-||2||14.14||133||27.6 miles|
|Arkansas City||KS||-||1||16.4747||36||46.5 miles|
|Ponca City||OK||-||2||30.535||26||69.4 miles|
|Great Bend||KS||-||1||20.0068||110||90.6 miles|