Independence, MO (population: 110,030) has two entertainment business schools within its city limits. Metropolitan Community College-Blue River, the highest ranked school in the city with an entertainment business program, has a total student population of 3,131. It is the 5395th highest ranked school in the USA and the 155th highest in the state of Missouri (#1 is Webster University). To learn more about entertainment business programs in Independence, ratemyprofessors.com has reviews of entertainment business professors at Metropolitan Community College such as Ted Dinges.
Entertainment Business students from Independence schools who go on to become entertainment business workers, entertainers, entertainment business consultants, entertainment business specialists, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 45,080 people working as entertainment attendants and related workers alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $21,020. Also, Set and exhibit designers make on average $50,600 per year and there are about 7,940 of them employed in the US today. In fact, in the Kansas City-KS area alone, there are 40 employed set and exhibit designers earning an average salary of $45,820. Entertainment attendants and related workers in this area earn $19,720/yr and there are 310 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 0.318 out of every 1000 jobs in Independence are held by entertainment attendants and related workers, and 0.044/1000 are held by set and exhibit designers.
Of the 2 entertainment business schools in Independence, none have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, National American University-Independence comes out as the most expensive ($13,127/yr) for entertainment business students, with Metropolitan Community College-Blue River as the lowest, reported at only $3,041/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|