Sierra Vista, AZ (population: 44,234) has three RN schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Pima Medical Institute, the highest ranked school in this group with a RN program, has a total student population of 1,198. It is the 2683rd highest ranked school in the USA and the 27th highest in the state of Arizona (#1 is Northern Arizona University).
RN students from Sierra Vista schools who go on to become registered nurses, nurses, RNs, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 2,583,770 people working as registered nurses alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $66,530.
Sierra Vista lies in Cochise county, which is one of the 15 counties in Arizona. Overall, the Southeast Arizona nonmetropolitan area has 63,670 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 2.3% unemployment rate, $18.48/hr average worker wage, and a $38,440 average annual salary.
Of the 3 RN schools with a 100-mile radius of Sierra Vista, none have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, University of Phoenix-Southern Arizona Campus comes out as the most expensive ($24,123/yr) for RN students, with Pima Medical Institute as the lowest, reported at only $16,362/yr.