Maricopa, AZ (population: 53,723) has twenty-seven entertainment business schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. University of Phoenix-Online Campus, the highest ranked school in this group with an entertainment business 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). To learn more about entertainment business programs in Maricopa, ratemyprofessors.com has reviews of entertainment business professors at University of Phoenix such as Jim Alstott, and Gregory Martin.
Entertainment Business students from Maricopa schools who go on to become entertainment business workers, entertainers, entertainment business consultants, entertainment business specialists, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 45,080 people working as entertainment attendants and related workers alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $21,020. Also, Set and exhibit designers make on average $50,600 per year and there are about 7,940 of them employed in the US today. In fact, in the Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale area alone, there are 90 employed set and exhibit designers earning an average salary of $33,350. Entertainment attendants and related workers in this area earn $18,770/yr and there are 1,090 employed.
Maricopa lies in Pinal 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. Thus, about 1 out of every 1000 jobs in Maricopa are held by entertainment attendants and related workers, and 0/1000 are held by set and exhibit designers.
Of the 27 entertainment business schools with a 100-mile radius of Maricopa, only 4 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Anthem College-Phoenix comes out as the most expensive ($43,008/yr) for entertainment business students, with American Indian College of the Assemblies of God Inc as the lowest, reported at only $4,649/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Maricopa|
|Casa Grande||AZ||47,388||1||16.7022||3||21.5 miles|