Honolulu, HI (population: 375,134) has two advertising schools within its city limits. Hawaii Pacific University, the highest ranked school in the city with an advertising program, has a total student population of 8,113. It is the 589th highest ranked school in the USA and the 3rd highest in the state of Hawaii (#1 is University of Hawaii at Manoa).
Advertising students from Honolulu 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. In fact, in the Honolulu area alone, there are 280 employed market research analysts earning an average salary of $56,380. Advertising and promotions managers in this area earn $76,950/yr and there are 160 employed.
Honolulu lies in Honolulu county, which is one of the 4 counties in Hawaii. Overall, the Honolulu area has 430,700 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1% unemployment rate, $21/hr average worker wage, and a $43,760 average annual salary. Thus, about 0 out of every 1000 jobs in Honolulu are held by advertising and promotions managers, and 1/1000 are held by market research analysts.
Of the 2 advertising schools in Honolulu, none have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Hawaii Pacific University comes out as the most expensive ($15,952/yr) for advertising students, with Honolulu Community College as the lowest, reported at only $4,399/yr.