Meridian, ID (population: 73,202) has one finance school within its city limits. University of Phoenix-Idaho Campus has a total student population of 572. It is the 5863rd highest ranked school in the USA and the 26th highest in the state of Idaho (#1 is University of Idaho).
Finance students from Meridian schools who go on to become financial managers, finance analysts, financial planners, corporate finance consultants, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 495,180 people working as financial managers alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $113,730. Also, Budget analysts make on average $69,240 per year and there are about 60,970 of them employed in the US today. In fact, in the Boise City-Nampa area alone, there are 90 employed budget analysts earning an average salary of $59,950. Financial managers in this area earn $80,040/yr and there are 1,680 employed.
Meridian lies in Ada county, which is one of the 33 counties in Idaho. Overall, the Boise City-Nampa area has 264,010 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1% unemployment rate, $19/hr average worker wage, and a $39,600 average annual salary. Thus, about 6 out of every 1000 jobs in Meridian are held by financial managers, and 0/1000 are held by budget analysts.
After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, University of Phoenix-Idaho Campus ends up costing a student $24,120/yr.