Kansas City, MO (population: 454,520) has nine entertainment business schools within its city limits. Rockhurst University, the highest ranked school in the city with an entertainment business program, has a total student population of 3,029. It is the 1885th highest ranked school in the USA and the 57th highest in the state of Missouri (#1 is Webster University). To learn more about entertainment business programs in Kansas City, ratemyprofessors.com has reviews of entertainment business professors at Rockhurst University such as Shahid Ali, Therese Butler-Jones, Gary DeRigne, Michelle Dockhorn, George Ferguson, and Brian Fitzpatrick.
Entertainment Business students from Kansas City 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.
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 0.318 out of every 1000 jobs in Kansas City are held by entertainment attendants and related workers, and 0.044/1000 are held by set and exhibit designers.
Of the 9 entertainment business schools in Kansas City, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, University of Phoenix-Kansas City Campus comes out as the most expensive ($25,787/yr) for entertainment business 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|