Kirkwood, MO has one event planning school within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Saint Louis University-Main Campus has a total student population of 16,317. It is the 1085th highest ranked school in the USA and the 33rd highest in the state of Missouri (#1 is Webster University).
Event Planning students from Kirkwood schools who go on to become event planners, wedding planners, event managers, production planners, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 51,530 people working as meeting and convention planners alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $48,060. Also, General and operations managers make on average $110,550 per year and there are about 1,689,680 of them employed in the US today. In fact, in the St. Louis-IL area alone, there are 16,670 employed general and operations managers earning an average salary of $108,980. Meeting and convention planners in this area earn $46,190/yr and there are 430 employed.
Kirkwood 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 0.333 out of every 1000 jobs in Kirkwood are held by meeting and convention planners, and 12.814/1000 are held by general and operations managers.
After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Saint Louis University-Main Campus ends up costing a student $31,255/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Kirkwood|
|Maryland Heights||MO||-||1||21.4481||9||9.1 miles|
|Saint Louis||MO||349,763||28||21.7118||925||9.8 miles|
|Saint Charles||MO||65,986||1||57.1604||124||15.5 miles|
|Saint Peters||MO||56,697||1||24.7073||15||17.5 miles|
|Jefferson City||MO||41,319||4||29.412||201||96.4 miles|