Statesville, NC has fifteen 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 Statesville 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.
Statesville lies in Iredell county, which is one of the 64 counties in North Carolina. Overall, the Western North Carolina nonmetropolitan area has 195,830 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 0.9% unemployment rate, $15.74/hr average worker wage, and a $32,740 average annual salary.
Of the 15 advertising schools with a 100-mile radius of Statesville, only 3 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Queens University of Charlotte comes out as the most expensive ($18,275/yr) for advertising students, with Wilkes Community College as the lowest, reported at only $2,836/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Statesville|
|Winston Salem||NC||-||7||32.3218||230||42.2 miles|
|High Point||NC||105,064||3||31.8326||88||51.6 miles|
|Rock Hill||SC||72,341||5||30.0256||144||58.8 miles|
|Banner Elk||NC||-||1||22.4512||43||61.1 miles|