Spokane Valley, WA (population: 88,534) has nine healthcare schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Washington State University, the highest ranked school in this group with a healthcare program, has a total student population of 26,101. It is the 131st highest ranked school in the USA and the 3rd highest in the state of Washington (#1 is University of Washington-Seattle Campus).
Healthcare students from Spokane Valley schools who go on to become healthcare managers, physicians, doctors, health care administrators, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 56,520 people working as healthcare practitioners and technical workers alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $52,110. Also, Mental health counselors make on average $41,710 per year and there are about 106,920 of them employed in the US today.
Of the 9 healthcare schools with a 100-mile radius of Spokane Valley, only 3 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Gonzaga University comes out as the most expensive ($26,287/yr) for healthcare students, with Spokane Falls Community College as the lowest, reported at only $7,026/yr.