Wichita, KS (population: 374,803) has four health administration schools within its city limits. Wichita State University, the highest ranked school in the city with a health administration program, has a total student population of 14,601. It is the 2323rd highest ranked school in the USA and the 25th highest in the state of Kansas (#1 is Southwestern College).
Health Administration students from Wichita schools who go on to become health administratorss, physicians, nurses, health care administrators, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 271,710 people working as medical and health services managers alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $90,970. Also, Physicians and surgeons make on average $173,860 per year and there are about 274,160 of them employed in the US today. In fact, in the Wichita area alone, there are 490 employed physicians and surgeons earning an average salary of $114,210. Medical and health services managers in this area earn $77,570/yr and there are 580 employed.
Wichita lies in Sedgwick county, which is one of the 67 counties in Kansas. Overall, the Wichita area has 295,670 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 2.3% unemployment rate, $18.81/hr average worker wage, and a $39,110 average annual salary. Thus, about 1.967 out of every 1000 jobs in Wichita are held by medical and health services managers, and 1.656/1000 are held by physicians and surgeons.
Of the 4 health administration schools in Wichita, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Friends University comes out as the most expensive ($17,871/yr) for health administration students, with Wichita State University as the lowest, reported at only $9,563/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Wichita|
|North Newton||KS||-||1||30.3056||44||26.4 miles|
|El Dorado||KS||-||2||14.14||133||27.6 miles|
|Arkansas City||KS||-||1||16.4747||36||46.5 miles|
|Ponca City||OK||-||2||30.535||26||69.4 miles|
|Great Bend||KS||-||1||20.0068||110||90.6 miles|