Topeka, KS (population: 124,629) has two interactive media design schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Tabor College, the highest ranked school in this group with an interactive media design program, has a total student population of 640. It is the 2135th highest ranked school in the USA and the 21st highest in the state of Kansas (#1 is Southwestern College).
Interactive Media Design students from Topeka 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.
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 2 interactive media design schools with a 100-mile radius of Topeka, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Tabor College comes out as the most expensive ($19,528/yr) for interactive media design students, with Park University as the lowest, reported at only $8,192/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|