Topeka, KS (population: 124,629) has two small business schools within its city limits. Bryan College, the highest ranked school in the city with a small business program, has a total student population of 183. It is the 1864th highest ranked school in the USA and the 16th highest in the state of Kansas (#1 is Southwestern College).
Small Business students from Topeka schools who go on to become small business owners, businessmen, businesswomen, small business managers, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 6,063,670 people working as business and financial operations employees alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $65,900. Also, Business operations specialists make on average $65,960 per year and there are about 1,036,450 of them employed in the US today. In fact, in the Topeka area alone, there are 1,140 employed business operations specialists earning an average salary of $51,980. Business and financial operations employees in this area earn $53,060/yr and there are 6,180 employed.
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. Thus, about 56.324 out of every 1000 jobs in Topeka are held by business and financial operations employees, and 10.382/1000 are held by business operations specialists.
Of the 2 small business schools in Topeka, none have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Bryan College comes out as the most expensive ($31,902/yr) for small business students, with Washburn University as the lowest, reported at only $13,676/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|