Educational services were a consistent growth industry in Kansas from 2001 to 2014, with average annual employment growth of 2.9 percent over that time. Since 2014, Kansas employment has remained relatively flat in the industry, adding fewer than 200 jobs in 2017. Colleges and universities comprise the largest portion of employment in educational services in Kansas, but that share was still about six percentage points lower than the national average in 2017. Private elementary and secondary schools employed approximately 20 percent of educational service employees in Kansas, which was almost nine percentage points lower than the 2017 national average. The smaller subsectors of educational services, such as trade schools, business training and junior colleges, each make up two to three percentage points more in Kansas of educational services employment than the national average.

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