Ottawa, KS has three library science schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. University of Central Missouri, the highest ranked school in this group with a library science program, has a total student population of 11,191. It is the 1871st highest ranked school in the USA and one of the highest in the state . To learn more about library science programs in Ottawa, ratemyprofessors.com has reviews of library science professors at University of Central Missouri such as Leigh Blunt, Sean Douglas, Victoria Jackson, Floyd Pentlin, Cheryl Riley, and John Zey.
Library Science students from Ottawa schools who go on to become library science professors, librarians, library scientistss, library and information science professors, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 3,940 people working as library science teachers alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $64,270. Also, Library technicians make on average $31,060 per year and there are about 111,390 of them employed in the US today. In fact, in the Kansas City-KS area alone, there are 1,200 employed library technicians earning an average salary of $29,050. Library science teachers in this area earn $57,660/yr and there are ** employed.
Ottawa lies in Franklin county, which is one of the 67 counties in Kansas. 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 ** out of every 1000 jobs in Ottawa are held by library science teachers, and 1.211/1000 are held by library technicians.
Of the 3 library science schools with a 100-mile radius of Ottawa, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Emporia State University comes out as the most expensive ($11,706/yr) for library science students, with Allen County Community College as the lowest, reported at only $5,809/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Ottawa|
|Lees Summit||MO||-||1||10.817||19||52.0 miles|
|North Kansas City||MO||-||1||17.668||0||52.1 miles|
|Kansas City||MO||454,520||32||15.0915||547||52.1 miles|
|Blue Springs||MO||57,147||1||22.3674||5||60.6 miles|
|Fort Scott||KS||-||1||19.5238||38||61.7 miles|
|Saint Joseph||MO||76,371||4||37.3685||160||82.7 miles|