Great Bend, KS has two oracle schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Vatterott College-Wichita, the highest ranked school in this group with an oracle program, has a total student population of 413. It is the 2793rd highest ranked school in the USA and the 34th highest in the state of Kansas (#1 is Southwestern College).
Oracle students from Great Bend schools who go on to become oracle specialists, computer support specialists, computer programmers, computer technicians, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 287,210 people working as computer and information systems managers alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $120,640. Also, Computer software engineers, systems software make on average $96,620 per year and there are about 385,200 of them employed in the US today. In fact, in the Kansas nonmetropolitan area alone, there are 140 employed computer software engineers, systems software earning an average salary of $76,500. Computer and information systems managers in this area earn $71,260/yr and there are 360 employed.
Great Bend lies in Barton 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. Thus, about 0.805 out of every 1000 jobs in Great Bend are held by computer and information systems managers, and 0.318/1000 are held by computer software engineers, systems software.
Of the 2 oracle schools with a 100-mile radius of Great Bend, none have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Vatterott College-Wichita comes out as the most expensive ($17,036/yr) for oracle students, with Vatterott College-Wichita as the lowest, reported at only $17,036/yr.