Salina, KS (population: 46,677) has one wedding planning school within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Hutchinson Community College has a total student population of 5,453. It is the 3935th highest ranked school in the USA and the 54th highest in the state of Kansas (#1 is Southwestern College).
Wedding Planning students from Salina schools who go on to become wedding planners, event planners, wedding consultants, bridal consultants, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 51,530 people working as meeting and convention planners alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $48,060. Also, Travel agents make on average $32,450 per year and there are about 76,990 of them employed in the US today. In fact, in the Kansas nonmetropolitan area alone, there are 60 employed travel agents earning an average salary of $25,390. Meeting and convention planners in this area earn $30,210/yr and there are 80 employed.
Salina lies in Saline 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 0.182 out of every 1000 jobs in Salina are held by meeting and convention planners, and 0.129/1000 are held by travel agents.
After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Hutchinson Community College ends up costing a student $7,848/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Salina|
|North Newton||KS||-||1||30.3056||44||53.8 miles|
|Great Bend||KS||-||1||20.0068||110||69.4 miles|
|El Dorado||KS||-||2||14.14||133||80.6 miles|