Athens, AL has seven advertising schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. O'More College of Design, the highest ranked school in this group with an advertising program, has a total student population of 182. It is the 832nd highest ranked school in the USA and the 15th highest in the state of Tennessee (#1 is Vanderbilt University).
Advertising students from Athens schools who go on to become advertisers, advertising specialists, marketing specialists, marketers, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 35,760 people working as advertising and promotions managers alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $97,670. Also, Market research analysts make on average $67,500 per year and there are about 226,410 of them employed in the US today.
Athens lies in Limestone county, which is one of the 67 counties in Alabama. Overall, the Huntsville area has 205,550 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 2% unemployment rate, $22/hr average worker wage, and a $46,220 average annual salary.
Of the 7 advertising schools with a 100-mile radius of Athens, none have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Oakwood University comes out as the most expensive ($24,801/yr) for advertising students, with Itawamba Community College as the lowest, reported at only $3,688/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Athens|
|Rock Spring||GA||-||1||1.08982||0||98.2 miles|