North Mankato, MN 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 North Mankato 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 Southeast Minnesota nonmetropolitan area alone, there are ** employed travel agents earning an average salary of $27,670. Meeting and convention planners in this area earn $45,350/yr and there are 40 employed.
North Mankato lies in Nicollet county, which is one of the 61 counties in Minnesota. Overall, the Southeast Minnesota nonmetropolitan area has 225,640 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.3% unemployment rate, $17.57/hr average worker wage, and a $36,540 average annual salary. Thus, about 0.191 out of every 1000 jobs in North Mankato are held by meeting and convention planners, and **/1000 are held by travel agents.
Of the 5 wedding planning schools with a 100-mile radius of North Mankato, 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 North Mankato|
|Saint Peter||MN||-||1||36.7798||76||10.7 miles|
|Eden Prairie||MN||62,379||2||4.18307||19||54.7 miles|
|Saint Louis Park||MN||46,353||2||11.1178||24||63.2 miles|
|St Louis Park||MN||-||1||8.81324||12||63.4 miles|
|Mendota Heights||MN||-||2||22.3643||19||66.1 miles|
|Inver Grove Heights||MN||-||1||10.5306||43||67.6 miles|
|Maple Grove||MN||63,633||0||-||0||70.7 miles|
|Saint Paul||MN||281,501||17||26.5648||744||70.7 miles|
|Brooklyn Center||MN||-||2||15.2653||32||71.4 miles|
|Brooklyn Park||MN||72,758||3||8.3746||127||73.0 miles|
|Lake Elmo||MN||-||1||0.0||0||80.4 miles|
|White Bear Lake||MN||-||1||10.7099||66||80.7 miles|
|Granite Falls||MN||-||1||21.2455||72||86.6 miles|
|Saint Cloud||MN||67,771||3||25.374||204||95.5 miles|