Atchison, KS has forty-eight vocational schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Ottawa University, the highest ranked school in this group with a vocational program, has a total student population of 525. It is the 692nd highest ranked school in the USA and the 6th highest in the state of Kansas (#1 is Southwestern College).
Vocational students from Atchison schools who go on to become vocational educators, event planners, landscape architects, landscape designers, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 114,420 people working as vocational education teachers alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $52,030. Also, Middle school teachers make on average $53,550 per year and there are about 665,420 of them employed in the US today. In fact, in the Kansas nonmetropolitan area alone, there are 3,350 employed middle school teachers earning an average salary of $38,400. Vocational education teachers in this area earn $40,860/yr and there are 380 employed.
Atchison lies in Atchison 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 0.856 out of every 1000 jobs in Atchison are held by vocational education teachers, and 7.547/1000 are held by middle school teachers.
Of the 48 vocational schools with a 100-mile radius of Atchison, only 6 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Aviation Institute of Maintenance-Kansas City comes out as the most expensive ($45,956/yr) for vocational students, with Metropolitan Community College-Maple Woods as the lowest, reported at only $2,865/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Atchison|
|Saint Joseph||MO||76,371||4||37.3685||160||21.1 miles|
|North Kansas City||MO||-||1||17.668||0||42.3 miles|
|Kansas City||MO||454,520||32||15.0915||547||43.3 miles|
|Blue Springs||MO||57,147||1||22.3674||5||59.1 miles|
|Lees Summit||MO||-||1||10.817||19||59.7 miles|