Scottsdale, AZ (population: 241,464) has eight advertising schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. East Valley Institute of Technology, the highest ranked school in this group with an advertising program, has a total student population of 270. It is the 1263rd highest ranked school in the USA and the 8th highest in the state of Arizona (#1 is Northern Arizona University).
Advertising students from Scottsdale schools who go on to become advertisers, advertising specialists, marketing specialists, marketers, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 35,760 people working as advertising and promotions managers alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $97,670. Also, Market research analysts make on average $67,500 per year and there are about 226,410 of them employed in the US today. In fact, in the Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale area alone, there are 3,420 employed market research analysts earning an average salary of $61,280. Advertising and promotions managers in this area earn $84,670/yr and there are 510 employed.
Scottsdale lies in Maricopa county, which is one of the 15 counties in Arizona. Overall, the Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale area has 1,763,410 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1% unemployment rate, $20/hr average worker wage, and a $41,930 average annual salary. Thus, about 0 out of every 1000 jobs in Scottsdale are held by advertising and promotions managers, and 2/1000 are held by market research analysts.
Of the 8 advertising schools with a 100-mile radius of Scottsdale, only 4 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, The Art Institute of Phoenix comes out as the most expensive ($29,389/yr) for advertising students, with Yavapai College as the lowest, reported at only $4,664/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Scottsdale|
|Casa Grande||AZ||47,388||1||16.7022||3||55.8 miles|
|Prescott Valley||AZ||41,046||1||8.12951||6||68.7 miles|