Topeka, KS (population: 124,629) has five insurance schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Pinnacle Career Institute, the highest ranked school in this group with an insurance program, has a total student population of 113. It is the 1985th highest ranked school in the USA and the 19th highest in the state of Kansas (#1 is Southwestern College).
Insurance students from Topeka schools who go on to become insurance agents, insurance brokers, insurance consultants, insurance managers, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 10,960 people working as insurance appraisers, auto damage alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $56,180. Also, Insurance sales agents make on average $61,330 per year and there are about 325,710 of them employed in the US today.
Topeka lies in Shawnee county, which is one of the 67 counties in Kansas. Overall, the Topeka area has 109,660 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 2.3% unemployment rate, $18.37/hr average worker wage, and a $38,200 average annual salary.
Of the 5 insurance schools with a 100-mile radius of Topeka, none have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, High-Tech Institute-Kansas City comes out as the most expensive ($26,163/yr) for insurance students, with Neosho County Community College as the lowest, reported at only $4,444/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Topeka|
|North Kansas City||MO||-||1||17.668||0||60.9 miles|
|Kansas City||MO||454,520||32||15.0915||547||61.5 miles|
|Saint Joseph||MO||76,371||4||37.3685||160||68.1 miles|
|Lees Summit||MO||-||1||10.817||19||70.8 miles|
|Blue Springs||MO||57,147||1||22.3674||5||76.3 miles|
|Fort Scott||KS||-||1||19.5238||38||98.6 miles|