Kansas City, MO (population: 454,520) has four fitness schools within its city limits. Rockhurst University, the highest ranked school in the city with a fitness 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).
Fitness students from Kansas City schools who go on to become fitness professionals, sports trainers, fitness trainers, fitness instructors, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 228,170 people working as fitness trainers and aerobics instructors alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $35,340. Also, Recreation and fitness studies teachers make on average $60,580 per year and there are about 16,850 of them employed in the US today. In fact, in the Kansas City-KS area alone, there are 70 employed recreation and fitness studies teachers earning an average salary of $48,330. Fitness trainers and aerobics instructors in this area earn $30,810/yr and there are 1,590 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 1.611 out of every 1000 jobs in Kansas City are held by fitness trainers and aerobics instructors, and 0.071/1000 are held by recreation and fitness studies teachers.
Of the 4 fitness schools in Kansas City, none have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Heritage College comes out as the most expensive ($25,312/yr) for fitness students, with Avila University as the lowest, reported at only $14,472/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|