Kokomo, IN (population: 45,373) has twelve advertising schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Goshen College, the highest ranked school in this group with an advertising program, has a total student population of 1,017. It is the 213th highest ranked school in the USA and the 9th highest in the state of Indiana (#1 is Indiana University-Bloomington).
Advertising students from Kokomo 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.
Kokomo lies in Howard county, which is one of the 39 counties in Indiana. Overall, the Northwest Indiana nonmetropolitan area has 149,950 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.7% unemployment rate, $16.18/hr average worker wage, and a $33,650 average annual salary.
Of the 12 advertising schools with a 100-mile radius of Kokomo, only 3 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, International Business College-Indianapolis comes out as the most expensive ($21,502/yr) for advertising students, with Indiana University-Purdue University-Fort Wayne as the lowest, reported at only $11,418/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Kokomo|
|North Manchester||IN||-||1||55.0629||70||40.7 miles|
|West Lafayette||IN||-||1||78.6553||122||41.1 miles|
|Fort Wayne||IN||253,250||14||20.2986||342||66.0 miles|
|South Bend||IN||103,173||4||21.2634||164||83.3 miles|
|Notre Dame||IN||-||1||49.129||10||84.9 miles|
|Michigan City||IN||-||1||15.3669||17||93.8 miles|
|Terre Haute||IN||60,269||5||28.5376||204||96.3 miles|