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So you're from Salina, KS?

Fortunately for you, Salina, KS offers a number of great schools to choose from. It's just a matter of finding the right program and study subject for you!


 

Salina College and University Demographics

There are a total of 61 degree and certificate programs offered at Salina's 4 colleges and universities. You can choose to study in fields ranging from nursing assistant/aide and patient care assistant/aide to criminal justice/law enforcement administration to diesel mechanics technology/technician.

Salina's top-ranked school is Salina Area Technical College. In 2010, it received a nationwide rank of 69th. Approximately 339 students are currently enrolled at Salina Area Technical College. Approximately 59% of students studying at Salina Area Technical College choose to study Healthcare, making it the most popular course of study at the school.

Tuition

Average tuition for students at Salina colleges and universities is $8,295 per year. The Salina school charging the highest tuition rates is Kansas Wesleyan University, which charges students $20,200 per year. The lowest tuition rate in Salina is at Salina Area Technical College, which charges students $3,584 per year in tuition.

Financial Aid

In 2008, students at Salina colleges received an estimated $409,238 in financial aid. Of this aid, $409,238 was in the form of institutional grants and scholarships. The school giving the most institutional grants and scholarships in Salina was Salina Area Technical College, which gave students $208,643 in institutional financial aid.

Salina Student Demographics

Salina schools had an enrollment of 1,716 students in 2010. This is 1% of the total number of Kansas college students. With 852 students, Kansas Wesleyan University had the highest total student enrollment in Salina. On the other hand, with only 59 students, Academy of Hair Design Inc had the lowest enrollment in the city.

Graduation and Retention Rates

Approximately 61% of students who enroll as first year students at Salina schools return to complete their second year. The graduation rate for Salina schools is approximately 50%. The Salina college with the highest graduation rate is Salina Area Technical College, which has a graduation rate of 81%. The Salina college with the lowest graduation rate is Brown Mackie College-Salina, which has a graduation rate of 31%.

Diversity

Of the 1,716 students attending Salina schools, 60% are female. The ratio of Salina students who are 24 years old or younger to those who are over 24 years old is 0 to 100. For every 100 Salina college students, 22 students identified themselves as being from a racial or ethnic minority background in 2009. The Salina school with the highest percentage of minority students was Kansas Wesleyan University, with 23% of students identifying themselves as being from a racial or ethnic minority background.

Salina Faculty Demographics

Salina schools had 394 faculty members in 2010. Of these faculty members, 51% were female and 11% were from racial or ethnic minority backgrounds.

Salina schools had an average faculty to student ratio of 1 to 6 in 2009. B Street Design-School of Internationl Hair Styling-Wichita had faculty to student ratio of 1 to 1, which was the highest for all schools in Salina.

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Distance School City State Rating Acceptance Rate Student Population
1 miles from location Kansas Wesleyan University Salina KS 19.7085 44% 852
1 miles from location Brown Mackie College-Salina Salina KS 13.7926 n/a 466
2 miles from location Salina Area Technical College Salina KS 30.3018 n/a 339
0 miles from location Academy of Hair Design Inc Salina KS 20.3519 n/a 59
 
 

Need a little help deciding on what to study?

We've ranked the top 50 jobs in Salina, KS to help you find the right study subject
that fits your interest!

Rank Occupation Num of Jobs Avg Salary Avg Salary (Nat'l) Job Growth (Past 5 Yrs)
1
Registered Nurses+ 8,310 $53,120 $67,720
2
Nursing Aides, Orderlies, and Attendants+ 8,280 $21,170 $25,140
3
Retail Salespersons+ 7,800 $22,630 $25,000
4
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive+ 7,690 $24,420 $32,000
5
Office Clerks, General+ 6,860 $23,640 $28,240
6
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks+ 6,680 $28,070 $35,340
7
Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education+ 5,750 $39,440 $54,330
8
General and Operations Managers+ 4,470 $84,090 $113,100
9
First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers+ 3,670 $35,730 $39,890
10
First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers+ 3,640 $37,840 $50,770
11
Home Health Aides+ 3,410 $19,840 $21,760
12
Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria+ 2,840 $20,090 $24,180
13
Cooks, Restaurant+ 2,720 $17,600 $23,260
14
Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses+ 2,550 $33,700 $41,360
15
Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education+ 2,530 $40,070 $54,880
16
Cooks, Fast Food+ 2,470 $17,110 $18,540
17
Accountants and Auditors+ 2,430 $51,860 $68,960
18
Executive Secretaries and Executive Administrative Assistants+ 2,420 $36,130 $45,860
19
Construction Laborers+ 2,360 $26,530 $33,590
20
Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers+ 2,080 $36,010 $55,620
21
Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics+ 1,900 $34,040 $38,200
22
First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers+ 1,770 $51,790 $62,260
23
Billing and Posting Clerks+ 1,670 $27,610 $33,270
24
Correctional Officers and Jailers+ 1,570 $29,880 $42,780
25
Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics+ 1,560 $23,340 $33,300
26
Social and Human Service Assistants+ 1,560 $24,510 $30,100
27
Chief Executives+ 1,530 $128,790 $173,350
28
Coaches and Scouts+ 1,460 $22,980 $35,950
29
Carpenters+ 1,410 $34,160 $43,890
30
Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters+ 1,300 $45,830 $50,360
31
Loan Officers+ 1,300 $56,590 $65,900
32
Electricians+ 1,170 $40,400 $51,810
33
Financial Managers+ 1,140 $95,350 $116,970
34
Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists+ 1,060 $35,660 $42,250
35
Pharmacy Technicians+ 970 $25,530 $29,330
36
Medical Assistants+ 940 $22,590 $29,760
37
Dental Assistants+ 930 $27,580 $34,140
38
Special Education Teachers, Preschool, Kindergarten, and Elementary School+ 870 $43,320 $55,220
39
Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers+ 820 $52,420 $57,510
40
Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks+ 820 $28,190 $37,070
41
Education Administrators, Elementary and Secondary School+ 810 $73,290 $89,990
42
Medical Records and Health Information Technicians+ 780 $28,880 $35,010
43
Medical and Health Services Managers+ 750 $67,360 $93,670
44
Postsecondary Teachers, All Other+ 740 $60,170 $71,280
45
Medical Secretaries+ 720 $26,010 $31,820
46
Educational, Guidance, School, and Vocational Counselors+ 690 $47,440 $55,970
47
Cooks, Short Order+ 620 $18,610 $21,030
48
Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products+ 610 $45,060 $60,160
49
Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education+ 610 $40,510 $51,550
50
Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists+ 590 $19,410 $26,510