Prescott Valley, AZ (population: 41,046) has thirty-seven vocational schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Northern Arizona University, the highest ranked school in this group with a vocational program, has a total student population of 23,597. It is the 225th highest ranked school in the USA and the highest in the state of Arizona.
Vocational students from Prescott Valley schools who go on to become vocational educators, event planners, landscape architects, landscape designers, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 114,420 people working as vocational education teachers alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $52,030. Also, Middle school teachers make on average $53,550 per year and there are about 665,420 of them employed in the US today.
Prescott Valley lies in Yavapai county, which is one of the 15 counties in Arizona. Overall, the Prescott area has 57,510 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 2% unemployment rate, $17/hr average worker wage, and a $36,340 average annual salary.
Of the 37 vocational schools with a 100-mile radius of Prescott Valley, only 9 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Universal Technical Institute of Arizona Inc comes out as the most expensive ($61,320/yr) for vocational students, with Yavapai College as the lowest, reported at only $4,664/yr.
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