Waukesha, WI (population: 68,355) has seven library science schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. University of Wisconsin-Madison, the highest ranked school in this group with a library science program, has a total student population of 41,654. It is the 23rd highest ranked school in the USA and the highest in the state of Wisconsin.
Library Science students from Waukesha 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.
Waukesha lies in Waukesha county, which is one of the 34 counties in Wisconsin. Overall, the Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis area has 817,060 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.0% unemployment rate, $21.19/hr average worker wage, and a $44,080 average annual salary.
Of the 7 library science schools with a 100-mile radius of Waukesha, only 5 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Dominican University comes out as the most expensive ($18,231/yr) for library science students, with College of Lake County as the lowest, reported at only $4,374/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Waukesha|
|West Allis||WI||59,345||1||16.5935||7||10.6 miles|
|Fond du Lac||WI||42,100||2||22.0044||202||53.6 miles|
|Crystal Lake||IL||42,672||3||24.3677||64||54.1 miles|
|West Dundee||IL||-||1||23.2604||5||63.1 miles|
|Arlington Heights||IL||73,268||1||24.4091||3||65.0 miles|
|Hoffman Estates||IL||54,568||1||19.0736||10||65.9 miles|
|Mount Prospect||IL||52,994||2||36.9644||21||66.8 miles|
|Des Plaines||IL||57,512||1||11.0092||69||70.0 miles|
|Hanover Park||IL||-||1||22.3828||2||70.1 miles|