Iola, KS has three interactive media design schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Southwestern College, the highest ranked school in this group with an interactive media design program, has a total student population of 1,810. It is the 553rd highest ranked school in the USA and the highest in the state of Kansas.
Interactive Media Design students from Iola schools who go on to become interactive media designers, media designers, multimedia designers, digital media designers, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. Also, Graphic designers make on average $47,820 per year and there are about 200,870 of them employed in the US today.
Iola lies in Allen county, which is one of the 67 counties in Kansas. Overall, the Kansas nonmetropolitan area has 444,090 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 0.9% unemployment rate, $15.63/hr average worker wage, and a $32,500 average annual salary.
Of the 3 interactive media design schools with a 100-mile radius of Iola, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Southwestern College comes out as the most expensive ($17,926/yr) for interactive media design students, with Labette Community College as the lowest, reported at only $7,418/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Iola|
|Fort Scott||KS||-||1||19.5238||38||38.2 miles|
|El Dorado||KS||-||2||14.14||133||80.2 miles|
|Lees Summit||MO||-||1||10.817||19||88.0 miles|
|Kansas City||MO||454,520||32||15.0915||547||94.6 miles|
|North Kansas City||MO||-||1||17.668||0||94.9 miles|
|Blue Springs||MO||57,147||1||22.3674||5||97.4 miles|