Spokane Valley, WA (population: 88,534) has seven broadcasting schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Washington State University, the highest ranked school in this group with a broadcasting program, has a total student population of 26,101. It is the 131st highest ranked school in the USA and the 3rd highest in the state of Washington (#1 is University of Washington-Seattle Campus).
Broadcasting students from Spokane Valley schools who go on to become broadcast technicians, reporters, news reporters, news anchors, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 31,220 people working as broadcast technicians alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $38,330. Also, Broadcast news analysts make on average $67,990 per year and there are about 5,820 of them employed in the US today.
Of the 7 broadcasting schools with a 100-mile radius of Spokane Valley, only 3 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Gonzaga University comes out as the most expensive ($26,287/yr) for broadcasting students, with North Idaho College as the lowest, reported at only $8,243/yr.