Tucson, AZ (population: 551,067) has two plumbing schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Central Arizona College, the highest ranked school in this group with a plumbing program, has a total student population of 6,795. It is the 3781st highest ranked school in the USA and the 52nd highest in the state of Arizona (#1 is Northern Arizona University).
Plumbing students from Tucson schools who go on to become plumbers, journeyman plumbers, plumber gasfitters, residental plumbers, etc. have a good chance at finding employment.
Tucson lies in Pima county, which is one of the 15 counties in Arizona. Overall, the Tucson area has 362,000 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1% unemployment rate, $20/hr average worker wage, and a $40,870 average annual salary.
Of the 2 plumbing schools with a 100-mile radius of Tucson, none have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Central Arizona College comes out as the most expensive ($7,459/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 Tucson|
|Sierra Vista||AZ||44,234||0||-||0||55.0 miles|
|Casa Grande||AZ||47,388||1||16.7022||3||68.8 miles|