Kansas City, MO (population: 454,520) has nine engineering schools within its city limits. University of Missouri-Kansas City, the highest ranked school in the city with an engineering program, has a total student population of 14,799. It is the 2423rd highest ranked school in the USA and the 77th highest in the state of Missouri (#1 is Webster University). To learn more about engineering programs in Kansas City, ratemyprofessors.com has reviews of engineering professors at University of Missouri such as Cory Beard, Katherine Bloemker, Deb Chatterjee, Mike Kelly, Shahzad Khan, and Kevin Kirkpatrick.
Engineering students from Kansas City 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 Kansas City-KS area alone, there are ** employed aerospace engineers earning an average salary of $89,010. 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 **/1000 are held by aerospace engineers.
Of the 9 engineering schools in Kansas City, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Aviation Institute of Maintenance-Kansas City comes out as the most expensive ($45,956/yr) for engineering students, with Metropolitan Community College-Maple Woods as the lowest, reported at only $2,865/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|