Omaha, NE (population: 449,283) has three advertising schools within its city limits. College of Saint Mary, the highest ranked school in the city with an advertising program, has a total student population of 1,120. It is the 3403rd highest ranked school in the USA and the 26th highest in the state of Nebraska (#1 is University of Nebraska at Kearney).
Advertising students from Omaha 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 Omaha-Council Bluffs-IA area alone, there are 1,680 employed market research analysts earning an average salary of $63,720. Advertising and promotions managers in this area earn $81,730/yr and there are 100 employed.
Omaha lies in Douglas county, which is one of the 40 counties in Nebraska. Overall, the Omaha-Council Bluffs-IA area has 452,130 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 0.8% unemployment rate, $19.23/hr average worker wage, and a $40,000 average annual salary. Thus, about 0.226 out of every 1000 jobs in Omaha are held by advertising and promotions managers, and 3.725/1000 are held by market research analysts.
Of the 3 advertising schools in Omaha, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, The Creative Center comes out as the most expensive ($30,114/yr) for advertising students, with Metropolitan Community College Area as the lowest, reported at only $6,723/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Omaha|
|Council Bluffs||IA||59,918||3||15.2545||57||7.9 miles|
|Sioux City||IA||83,250||6||24.3659||219||88.0 miles|