Louisville, KY (population: 556,482) has seven advertising schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. University of Kentucky, the highest ranked school in this group with an advertising program, has a total student population of 26,295. It is the 152nd highest ranked school in the USA and one of the highest in the state .
Advertising students from Louisville 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 Louisville-Jefferson County-IN area alone, there are 570 employed market research analysts earning an average salary of $67,700. Advertising and promotions managers in this area earn $65,480/yr and there are 130 employed.
Louisville lies in Jefferson county, which is one of the 55 counties in Kentucky. Overall, the Louisville-Jefferson County-IN area has 593,940 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.7% unemployment rate, $19.22/hr average worker wage, and a $39,970 average annual salary. Thus, about 0.211 out of every 1000 jobs in Louisville are held by advertising and promotions managers, and 0.967/1000 are held by market research analysts.
Of the 7 advertising schools with a 100-mile radius of Louisville, only 5 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, University of Cincinnati-Main Campus comes out as the most expensive ($17,997/yr) for advertising students, with Western Kentucky University as the lowest, reported at only $9,729/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Louisville|
|New Albany||IN||-||1||50.4945||53||6.4 miles|
|Saint Catharine||KY||-||1||13.7868||38||44.1 miles|
|Crestview Hills||KY||-||1||24.073||65||83.8 miles|
|Oakland City||IN||-||1||58.4328||69||87.5 miles|
|Bowling Green||KY||56,941||5||29.5084||365||94.6 miles|