Eau Claire, WI (population: 66,106) has six 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 Eau Claire 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.
Eau Claire lies in Eau Claire county, which is one of the 34 counties in Wisconsin. Overall, the Eau Claire area has 75,900 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 2.8% unemployment rate, $17.59/hr average worker wage, and a $36,580 average annual salary.
Of the 6 wedding planning schools with a 100-mile radius of Eau Claire, 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 Lac Courte Oreilles Ojibwa Community College as the lowest, reported at only $1,721/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Eau Claire|
|Lake Elmo||MN||-||1||0.0||0||69.1 miles|
|La Crosse||WI||50,893||3||27.5304||229||69.7 miles|
|Inver Grove Heights||MN||-||1||10.5306||43||76.2 miles|
|White Bear Lake||MN||-||1||10.7099||66||76.6 miles|
|Saint Paul||MN||281,501||17||26.5648||744||79.4 miles|
|Mendota Heights||MN||-||2||22.3643||19||80.9 miles|
|Wisconsin Rapids||WI||-||1||14.8847||67||87.7 miles|
|St Louis Park||MN||-||1||8.81324||12||91.5 miles|
|Brooklyn Center||MN||-||2||15.2653||32||91.9 miles|
|Saint Louis Park||MN||46,353||2||11.1178||24||92.1 miles|
|Brooklyn Park||MN||72,758||3||8.3746||127||93.2 miles|
|Eden Prairie||MN||62,379||2||4.18307||19||96.7 miles|
|Maple Grove||MN||63,633||0||-||0||98.5 miles|