Mentor, OH (population: 52,000) has five photography schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Kent State University Kent Campus, the highest ranked school in this group with a photography program, has a total student population of 25,127. It is the 1461st highest ranked school in the USA and one of the highest in the state .
Photography students from Mentor schools who go on to become photogrammetric compilation specialists, photographers, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 57,760 people working as photographers alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $36,370.
Mentor lies in Lake county, which is one of the 36 counties in Ohio. Overall, the Cleveland-Elyria-Mentor area has 1,003,270 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.0% unemployment rate, $20.16/hr average worker wage, and a $41,930 average annual salary.
Of the 5 photography schools with a 100-mile radius of Mentor, only 3 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Cleveland Institute of Art comes out as the most expensive ($20,775/yr) for photography students, with Cuyahoga Community College District as the lowest, reported at only $5,343/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Mentor|
|Highland Heights||OH||-||2||31.299||116||12.3 miles|
|Cleveland Heights||OH||44,848||1||34.6777||3||17.2 miles|
|Warrensville Heights||OH||-||1||16.9884||13||20.1 miles|
|North Olmsted||OH||-||1||26.1035||13||36.1 miles|
|Cuyahoga Falls||OH||51,250||1||27.2194||16||37.3 miles|
|North Canton||OH||-||2||20.0373||113||56.4 miles|
|New Wilmington||PA||-||1||66.0236||69||64.9 miles|
|New Philadelphia||OH||-||2||20.6614||41||83.2 miles|
|Saint Clair Shores||MI||59,971||1||11.5792||3||97.3 miles|