Modesto, CA (population: 203,882) has fifteen advertising schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. University of San Francisco, the highest ranked school in this group with an advertising program, has a total student population of 9,008. It is the 221st highest ranked school in the USA and the 21st highest in the state of California (#1 is University of California-Los Angeles).
Advertising students from Modesto 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.
Modesto lies in Stanislaus county, which is one of the 57 counties in California. Overall, the Modesto area has 156,400 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 2% unemployment rate, $20/hr average worker wage, and a $41,120 average annual salary.
Of the 15 advertising schools with a 100-mile radius of Modesto, only 11 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, The Art Institute of California-San Francisco comes out as the most expensive ($30,077/yr) for advertising students, with Merced College as the lowest, reported at only $4,519/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Modesto|
|San Jose||CA||977,893||9||20.6572||297||53.4 miles|
|Union City||CA||76,462||1||13.7752||0||56.6 miles|
|Santa Clara||CA||112,889||4||29.9373||188||57.4 miles|
|Castro Valley||CA||65,952||0||-||0||58.7 miles|
|Walnut Creek||CA||64,055||0||-||0||59.8 miles|
|San Leandro||CA||78,904||1||29.9223||11||63.6 miles|
|Rancho Cordova||CA||65,274||3||17.1477||50||67.2 miles|
|West Sacramento||CA||50,542||1||29.8049||4||69.3 miles|
|San Mateo||CA||93,990||1||15.1982||101||72.7 miles|
|Santa Cruz||CA||57,690||2||37.6705||80||74.9 miles|