Wilmington, NC (population: 102,120) has five advertising schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Campbell University Inc, the highest ranked school in this group with an advertising program, has a total student population of 5,894. It is the 346th highest ranked school in the USA and the 13th highest in the state of North Carolina (#1 is Duke University).
Advertising students from Wilmington 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.
Wilmington lies in New Hanover county, which is one of the 64 counties in North Carolina. Overall, the Wilmington area has 139,780 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.7% unemployment rate, $17.58/hr average worker wage, and a $36,570 average annual salary.
Of the 5 advertising schools with a 100-mile radius of Wilmington, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Campbell University Inc comes out as the most expensive ($20,135/yr) for advertising students, with James Sprunt Community College as the lowest, reported at only $397/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Wilmington|
|Myrtle Beach||SC||-||3||18.832||7||66.6 miles|
|Morehead City||NC||-||1||9.34196||42||76.3 miles|
|New Bern||NC||-||1||11.0361||45||79.3 miles|