Mesa, AZ (population: 474,115) has eleven cisco certification schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. University of Phoenix-Online Campus, the highest ranked school in this group with a cisco certification program, has a total student population of 380,232. It is the 636th highest ranked school in the USA and the 3rd highest in the state of Arizona (#1 is Northern Arizona University).
Cisco Certification students from Mesa schools who go on to become cisco certified professionals, cisco specialists, cisco technology specialists, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. Also, Computer systems analysts make on average $80,430 per year and there are about 512,720 of them employed in the US today.
Mesa lies in Maricopa county, which is one of the 15 counties in Arizona. Overall, the Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale area has 1,763,410 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1% unemployment rate, $20/hr average worker wage, and a $41,930 average annual salary.
Of the 11 cisco certification schools with a 100-mile radius of Mesa, only 4 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Collins College comes out as the most expensive ($43,351/yr) for cisco certification students, with Glendale Community College as the lowest, reported at only $7,676/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Mesa|
|Casa Grande||AZ||47,388||1||16.7022||3||36.7 miles|
|Prescott Valley||AZ||41,046||1||8.12951||6||88.8 miles|