Edina, MN (population: 45,900) has five wedding planning schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. The Art Institutes International Minnesota, the highest ranked school in this group with a wedding planning program, has a total student population of 2,008. It is the 2903rd highest ranked school in the USA and the 50th highest in the state of Minnesota (#1 is University of Minnesota-Twin Cities).
Wedding Planning students from Edina schools who go on to become wedding planners, event planners, wedding consultants, bridal consultants, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 51,530 people working as meeting and convention planners alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $48,060. Also, Travel agents make on average $32,450 per year and there are about 76,990 of them employed in the US today. In fact, in the Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington-WI area alone, there are 1,320 employed travel agents earning an average salary of $34,650. Meeting and convention planners in this area earn $46,420/yr and there are 870 employed.
Edina lies in Hennepin county, which is one of the 61 counties in Minnesota. Overall, the Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington-WI area has 1,729,750 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 0.4% unemployment rate, $23.40/hr average worker wage, and a $48,670 average annual salary. Thus, about 0.503 out of every 1000 jobs in Edina are held by meeting and convention planners, and 0.761/1000 are held by travel agents.
Of the 5 wedding planning schools with a 100-mile radius of Edina, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, The Art Institutes International Minnesota comes out as the most expensive ($28,338/yr) for wedding planning students, with Ridgewater College as the lowest, reported at only $9,046/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Edina|
|St Louis Park||MN||-||1||8.81324||12||4.1 miles|
|Saint Louis Park||MN||46,353||2||11.1178||24||4.2 miles|
|Eden Prairie||MN||62,379||2||4.18307||19||5.6 miles|
|Mendota Heights||MN||-||2||22.3643||19||10.9 miles|
|Brooklyn Center||MN||-||2||15.2653||32||12.9 miles|
|Saint Paul||MN||281,501||17||26.5648||744||13.4 miles|
|Brooklyn Park||MN||72,758||3||8.3746||127||15.2 miles|
|Inver Grove Heights||MN||-||1||10.5306||43||15.8 miles|
|Maple Grove||MN||63,633||0||-||0||16.0 miles|
|White Bear Lake||MN||-||1||10.7099||66||21.8 miles|
|Lake Elmo||MN||-||1||0.0||0||24.6 miles|
|Saint Peter||MN||-||1||36.7798||76||49.6 miles|
|North Mankato||MN||-||1||14.452||54||59.7 miles|
|Saint Cloud||MN||67,771||3||25.374||204||60.3 miles|
|Pine City||MN||-||1||14.515||24||68.0 miles|
|Eau Claire||WI||66,106||3||29.3261||160||91.8 miles|