Sonora, CA has ten advertising schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. University of the Pacific, the highest ranked school in this group with an advertising program, has a total student population of 6,401. It is the 228th highest ranked school in the USA and the 22nd highest in the state of California (#1 is University of California-Los Angeles).
Advertising students from Sonora 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.
Sonora lies in Tuolumne county, which is one of the 57 counties in California. Overall, the Mother Lode Region of California nonmetropolitan area has 42,860 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 3.7% unemployment rate, $20.61/hr average worker wage, and a $42,870 average annual salary.
Of the 10 advertising schools with a 100-mile radius of Sonora, only 8 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, University of the Pacific comes out as the most expensive ($25,776/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 Sonora|
|Rancho Cordova||CA||65,274||3||17.1477||50||65.6 miles|
|South Lake Tahoe||CA||-||1||18.5751||60||69.1 miles|
|West Sacramento||CA||50,542||1||29.8049||4||74.9 miles|
|Carson City||NV||54,870||1||8.29894||62||87.8 miles|
|Walnut Creek||CA||64,055||0||-||0||90.6 miles|
|San Jose||CA||977,893||9||20.6572||297||93.3 miles|
|Union City||CA||76,462||1||13.7752||0||93.4 miles|
|Castro Valley||CA||65,952||0||-||0||93.6 miles|
|Santa Clara||CA||112,889||4||29.9373||188||96.8 miles|
|San Leandro||CA||78,904||1||29.9223||11||98.4 miles|