Mesa, AZ (population: 474,115) has three plumbing schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Maricopa Skill Center, the highest ranked school in this group with a plumbing program, has a total student population of 941. It is the 1649th highest ranked school in the USA and the 11th highest in the state of Arizona (#1 is Northern Arizona University).
Plumbing students from Mesa schools who go on to become plumbers, journeyman plumbers, plumber gasfitters, residental plumbers, etc. have a good chance at finding employment.
Mesa 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 3 plumbing schools with a 100-mile radius of Mesa, none have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Maricopa Skill Center comes out as the most expensive ($16,056/yr) for plumbing students, with Central Arizona College as the lowest, reported at only $7,459/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Mesa|
|Casa Grande||AZ||47,388||1||16.7022||3||36.7 miles|
|Prescott Valley||AZ||41,046||1||8.12951||6||88.8 miles|