Maple Grove, MN (population: 63,633) has twenty-four fitness schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. University of Minnesota-Twin Cities, the highest ranked school in this group with a fitness program, has a total student population of 51,659. It is the 31st highest ranked school in the USA and the highest in the state of Minnesota.
Fitness students from Maple Grove schools who go on to become fitness professionals, sports trainers, fitness trainers, fitness instructors, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 228,170 people working as fitness trainers and aerobics instructors alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $35,340. Also, Recreation and fitness studies teachers make on average $60,580 per year and there are about 16,850 of them employed in the US today. In fact, in the Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington-WI area alone, there are 110 employed recreation and fitness studies teachers earning an average salary of $56,770. Fitness trainers and aerobics instructors in this area earn $28,380/yr and there are 3,680 employed.
Maple Grove lies in Hennepin county, which is one of the 61 counties in Minnesota. Overall, the Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington-WI area has 1,729,750 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 0.4% unemployment rate, $23.40/hr average worker wage, and a $48,670 average annual salary. Thus, about 2.129 out of every 1000 jobs in Maple Grove are held by fitness trainers and aerobics instructors, and 0.066/1000 are held by recreation and fitness studies teachers.
Of the 24 fitness schools with a 100-mile radius of Maple Grove, only 5 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, St. Olaf College comes out as the most expensive ($25,719/yr) for fitness students, with Rochester Community and Technical College as the lowest, reported at only $10,359/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Maple Grove|
|Brooklyn Park||MN||72,758||3||8.3746||127||5.4 miles|
|Brooklyn Center||MN||-||2||15.2653||32||6.6 miles|
|Saint Louis Park||MN||46,353||2||11.1178||24||12.1 miles|
|St Louis Park||MN||-||1||8.81324||12||12.5 miles|
|Eden Prairie||MN||62,379||2||4.18307||19||18.0 miles|
|Saint Paul||MN||281,501||17||26.5648||744||20.8 miles|
|White Bear Lake||MN||-||1||10.7099||66||22.0 miles|
|Mendota Heights||MN||-||2||22.3643||19||22.2 miles|
|Inver Grove Heights||MN||-||1||10.5306||43||27.3 miles|
|Lake Elmo||MN||-||1||0.0||0||29.5 miles|
|Saint Cloud||MN||67,771||3||25.374||204||46.0 miles|
|Pine City||MN||-||1||14.515||24||55.4 miles|
|Saint Peter||MN||-||1||36.7798||76||60.1 miles|
|North Mankato||MN||-||1||14.452||54||70.7 miles|
|Eau Claire||WI||66,106||3||29.3261||160||98.5 miles|