Fresno, CA (population: 490,930) has two banking schools within its city limits. Fresno City College, the highest ranked school in the city with a banking program, has a total student population of 25,511. It is the 5072nd highest ranked school in the USA and the 486th highest in the state of California (#1 is University of California-Los Angeles).
Banking students from Fresno schools who go on to become bankers, tellers, investment bankers, financial managers, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 153,720 people working as financial specialists alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $64,810. Also, Business and financial operations employees make on average $65,900 per year and there are about 6,063,670 of them employed in the US today. In fact, in the Fresno area alone, there are 13,170 employed business and financial operations employees earning an average salary of $56,790. Financial specialists in this area earn $62,500/yr and there are 350 employed.
Fresno lies in Fresno county, which is one of the 57 counties in California. Overall, the Fresno area has 323,470 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1% unemployment rate, $19/hr average worker wage, and a $40,460 average annual salary. Thus, about 1 out of every 1000 jobs in Fresno are held by financial specialists, and 41/1000 are held by business and financial operations employees.
Of the 2 banking schools in Fresno, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, University of Phoenix-Central Valley Campus comes out as the most expensive ($24,869/yr) for banking students, with Fresno City College as the lowest, reported at only $6,031/yr.
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