Sunnyvale, CA (population: 135,564) has fourteen 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 Sunnyvale 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 San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara area alone, there are 4,220 employed market research analysts earning an average salary of $101,900. Advertising and promotions managers in this area earn $114,550/yr and there are 270 employed.
Sunnyvale lies in Santa Clara county, which is one of the 57 counties in California. Overall, the San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara area has 888,960 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1% unemployment rate, $32/hr average worker wage, and a $66,780 average annual salary. Thus, about 0 out of every 1000 jobs in Sunnyvale are held by advertising and promotions managers, and 5/1000 are held by market research analysts.
Of the 14 advertising schools with a 100-mile radius of Sunnyvale, only 10 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 Sunnyvale|
|Santa Clara||CA||112,889||4||29.9373||188||3.6 miles|
|San Jose||CA||977,893||9||20.6572||297||11.7 miles|
|Union City||CA||76,462||1||13.7752||0||14.5 miles|
|San Mateo||CA||93,990||1||15.1982||101||19.4 miles|
|Castro Valley||CA||65,952||0||-||0||22.2 miles|
|San Leandro||CA||78,904||1||29.9223||11||23.1 miles|
|South San Francisco||CA||64,345||0||-||0||28.4 miles|
|Santa Cruz||CA||57,690||2||37.6705||80||29.1 miles|
|San Francisco||CA||817,411||21||17.5697||455||34.9 miles|
|Walnut Creek||CA||64,055||0||-||0||35.3 miles|
|West Sacramento||CA||50,542||1||29.8049||4||85.1 miles|