Kansas City, MO (population: 454,520) has one wedding planning school within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Johnson County Community College has a total student population of 20,385. It is the 5107th highest ranked school in the USA and the 72nd highest in the state of Kansas (#1 is Southwestern College).
Wedding Planning students from Kansas City 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 City-KS area alone, there are 460 employed travel agents earning an average salary of $32,270. Meeting and convention planners in this area earn $46,580/yr and there are 410 employed.
Kansas City lies in Jackson county, which is one of the 39 counties in Missouri. Overall, the Kansas City-KS area has 988,100 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 0.8% unemployment rate, $20.79/hr average worker wage, and a $43,240 average annual salary. Thus, about 0.419 out of every 1000 jobs in Kansas City are held by meeting and convention planners, and 0.470/1000 are held by travel agents.
After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Johnson County Community College ends up costing a student $9,481/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Kansas City|
|North Kansas City||MO||-||1||17.668||0||1.0 miles|
|Blue Springs||MO||57,147||1||22.3674||5||16.6 miles|
|Lees Summit||MO||-||1||10.817||19||16.7 miles|
|Saint Joseph||MO||76,371||4||37.3685||160||46.6 miles|
|Fort Scott||KS||-||1||19.5238||38||89.0 miles|