San Mateo, CA (population: 93,990) has eighteen business writing schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. University of San Francisco, the highest ranked school in this group with a business writing 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). To learn more about business writing programs in San Mateo, ratemyprofessors.com has reviews of business writing professors at University of San Francisco such as Derene Allen, Steve Alter, Mary Backnor-Smartt, Rob Baedeker, A Balter, and Michael Becker.
Business Writing students from San Mateo schools who go on to become business writers, legal writing professors, copy editors, copywriters, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 43,390 people working as writers and authors alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $64,560. Also, Public relations specialists make on average $59,370 per year and there are about 242,670 of them employed in the US today. In fact, in the San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City Metropolitan area alone, there are 4,530 employed public relations specialists earning an average salary of $70,340. Writers and authors in this area earn $73,020/yr and there are 840 employed.
San Mateo lies in San Mateo county, which is one of the 57 counties in California. Overall, the San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City Metropolitan area has 982,930 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1% unemployment rate, $30/hr average worker wage, and a $61,940 average annual salary. Thus, about 1 out of every 1000 jobs in San Mateo are held by writers and authors, and 5/1000 are held by public relations specialists.
Of the 18 business writing schools with a 100-mile radius of San Mateo, only 8 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, California College of the Arts comes out as the most expensive ($30,933/yr) for business writing students, with De Anza College as the lowest, reported at only $3,899/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from San Mateo|
|South San Francisco||CA||64,345||0||-||0||9.2 miles|
|San Leandro||CA||78,904||1||29.9223||11||13.6 miles|
|Union City||CA||76,462||1||13.7752||0||16.1 miles|
|San Francisco||CA||817,411||21||17.5697||455||16.4 miles|
|Castro Valley||CA||65,952||0||-||0||17.2 miles|
|Santa Clara||CA||112,889||4||29.9373||188||22.8 miles|
|Walnut Creek||CA||64,055||0||-||0||27.8 miles|
|San Jose||CA||977,893||9||20.6572||297||31.0 miles|
|Santa Cruz||CA||57,690||2||37.6705||80||43.4 miles|
|West Sacramento||CA||50,542||1||29.8049||4||80.6 miles|