Phoenix, AZ (population: 1,635,783) has five music schools within its city limits. Roberto-Venn School of Luthiery, the highest ranked school in the city with a music program, has a total student population of 35. It is the 2308th highest ranked school in the USA and the 22nd highest in the state of Arizona (#1 is Northern Arizona University).
Music students from Phoenix schools who go on to become musicians, producers, vocalists, guitarists, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 47,260 people working as musicians and singers alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $0.
Phoenix 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 5 music schools in Phoenix, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Southwestern College comes out as the most expensive ($16,933/yr) for music students, with Phoenix College as the lowest, reported at only $8,058/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Phoenix|
|Casa Grande||AZ||47,388||1||16.7022||3||48.8 miles|
|Prescott Valley||AZ||41,046||1||8.12951||6||75.4 miles|