Bel Air, MD has twenty-three advertising schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Duquesne University, the highest ranked school in this group with an advertising program, has a total student population of 10,294. It is the 166th highest ranked school in the USA and the 12th highest in the state of Pennsylvania (#1 is University of Pennsylvania).
Advertising students from Bel Air 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 Baltimore-Towson area alone, there are 2,400 employed market research analysts earning an average salary of $66,760. Advertising and promotions managers in this area earn $88,880/yr and there are 260 employed.
Bel Air lies in Harford county, which is one of the 16 counties in Maryland. Overall, the Baltimore-Towson area has 1,259,140 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.2% unemployment rate, $23.40/hr average worker wage, and a $48,670 average annual salary. Thus, about 0.210 out of every 1000 jobs in Bel Air are held by advertising and promotions managers, and 1.902/1000 are held by market research analysts.
Of the 23 advertising schools with a 100-mile radius of Bel Air, only 5 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, The Art Institute of Pittsburgh-Online Division comes out as the most expensive ($31,682/yr) for advertising students, with Westmoreland County Community College as the lowest, reported at only $2,481/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Bel Air|
|Montgomery Village||MD||43,313||0||-||0||92.7 miles|
|State College||PA||-||2||29.8064||24||98.3 miles|
|North Bethesda||MD||48,357||0||-||0||99.6 miles|