Granite Falls, MN has five advertising schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Alexandria Technical College, the highest ranked school in this group with an advertising program, has a total student population of 2,550. It is the 3497th highest ranked school in the USA and the 59th highest in the state of Minnesota (#1 is University of Minnesota-Twin Cities).
Advertising students from Granite Falls 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.
Granite Falls lies in Chippewa county, which is one of the 61 counties in Minnesota. Overall, the Southwest Minnesota nonmetropolitan area has 123,100 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.4% unemployment rate, $16.60/hr average worker wage, and a $34,530 average annual salary.
Of the 5 advertising schools with a 100-mile radius of Granite Falls, none have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Minnesota School of Business-Shakopee comes out as the most expensive ($24,002/yr) for advertising students, with Saint Cloud Technical College as the lowest, reported at only $7,116/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Granite Falls|
|Saint Cloud||MN||67,771||3||25.374||204||84.4 miles|
|Saint Peter||MN||-||1||36.7798||76||84.4 miles|
|North Mankato||MN||-||1||14.452||54||86.6 miles|