Pratt, KS has two pathology schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Fort Hays State University, the highest ranked school in this group with a pathology program, has a total student population of 11,308. It is the 2152nd highest ranked school in the USA and the 23rd highest in the state of Kansas (#1 is Southwestern College).
Pathology students from Pratt schools who go on to become pathologists, homeopathologists, forensic pathologists, speech language pathologists, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 111,640 people working as speechlanguage pathologists alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $68,350. Also, Therapists make on average $54,400 per year and there are about 13,440 of them employed in the US today.
Pratt lies in Pratt 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 2 pathology schools with a 100-mile radius of Pratt, both of them have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Fort Hays State University comes out as the most expensive ($9,735/yr) for pathology students, with Wichita State University as the lowest, reported at only $9,563/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Pratt|
|Great Bend||KS||-||1||20.0068||110||49.9 miles|
|North Newton||KS||-||1||30.3056||44||81.6 miles|