Pikeville, KY has four advertising schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Appalachian State University, the highest ranked school in this group with an advertising program, has a total student population of 16,968. It is the 130th highest ranked school in the USA and one of the highest in the state .
Advertising students from Pikeville 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.
Pikeville lies in Pike county, which is one of the 55 counties in Kentucky. Overall, the East Kentucky nonmetropolitan area has 119,800 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.6% unemployment rate, $16.72/hr average worker wage, and a $34,780 average annual salary.
Of the 4 advertising schools with a 100-mile radius of Pikeville, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, University of Rio Grande comes out as the most expensive ($21,986/yr) for advertising students, with West Virginia State Community and Technical College as the lowest, reported at only $2,063/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Pikeville|
|Mount Gay||WV||-||1||9.61491||36||37.5 miles|
|New Boston||OH||-||1||21.3268||7||90.9 miles|
|Rio Grande||OH||-||3||18.3873||146||97.1 miles|
|Banner Elk||NC||-||1||22.4512||43||97.8 miles|