Southaven, MS (population: 47,625) has nine advertising schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Harding University, the highest ranked school in this group with an advertising program, has a total student population of 6,484. It is the 224th highest ranked school in the USA and the highest in the state of Arkansas.
Advertising students from Southaven 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 Memphis-MS-AR area alone, there are ** employed market research analysts earning an average salary of $59,440. Advertising and promotions managers in this area earn $58,700/yr and there are 140 employed.
Southaven lies in DeSoto county, which is one of the 35 counties in Mississippi. Overall, the Memphis-MS-AR area has 605,630 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.2% unemployment rate, $18.93/hr average worker wage, and a $39,380 average annual salary. Thus, about 0.238 out of every 1000 jobs in Southaven are held by advertising and promotions managers, and **/1000 are held by market research analysts.
Of the 9 advertising schools with a 100-mile radius of Southaven, only 2 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Union University comes out as the most expensive ($19,100/yr) for advertising students, with Northwest Mississippi Community College as the lowest, reported at only $2,877/yr.