Boston, MA (population: 610,407) has four advertising schools within its city limits. Boston University, the highest ranked school in the city with an advertising program, has a total student population of 31,960. It is the 32nd highest ranked school in the USA and the 5th highest in the state of Massachusetts (#1 is Harvard University).
Advertising students from Boston 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 Boston-Cambridge-Quincy NECTA area alone, there are 6,690 employed market research analysts earning an average salary of $78,300. Advertising and promotions managers in this area earn $124,510/yr and there are 680 employed.
Boston lies in Suffolk county, which is one of the 12 counties in Massachusetts. Overall, the Boston-Cambridge-Quincy NECTA area has 1,685,900 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 0.6% unemployment rate, $28.04/hr average worker wage, and a $58,330 average annual salary. Thus, about 0.403 out of every 1000 jobs in Boston are held by advertising and promotions managers, and 3.968/1000 are held by market research analysts.
Of the 4 advertising schools in Boston, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Suffolk University comes out as the most expensive ($29,268/yr) for advertising students, with Massachusetts College of Art and Design as the lowest, reported at only $15,161/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Boston|
|Chestnut Hill||MA||-||2||53.2355||134||7.8 miles|
|North Andover||MA||-||1||30.19||56||25.5 miles|
|North Attleborough||MA||43,307||0||-||0||30.1 miles|
|East Providence||RI||48,249||1||29.3002||11||41.2 miles|