Akron, OH (population: 205,375) has eighteen advertising schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Duquesne University, the highest ranked school in this group with an advertising program, has a total student population of 10,294. It is the 166th highest ranked school in the USA and the 12th highest in the state of Pennsylvania (#1 is University of Pennsylvania).
Advertising students from Akron 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 Akron area alone, there are 570 employed market research analysts earning an average salary of $64,880. Advertising and promotions managers in this area earn $84,010/yr and there are 70 employed.
Akron lies in Summit county, which is one of the 36 counties in Ohio. Overall, the Akron area has 321,680 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.7% unemployment rate, $19.37/hr average worker wage, and a $40,300 average annual salary. Thus, about 0.229 out of every 1000 jobs in Akron are held by advertising and promotions managers, and 1.784/1000 are held by market research analysts.
Of the 18 advertising schools with a 100-mile radius of Akron, only 6 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, The Art Institute of Pittsburgh-Online Division comes out as the most expensive ($31,682/yr) for advertising students, with Community College of Beaver County as the lowest, reported at only $4,128/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Akron|
|Cuyahoga Falls||OH||51,250||1||27.2194||16||6.2 miles|
|North Canton||OH||-||2||20.0373||113||15.4 miles|
|Warrensville Heights||OH||-||1||16.9884||13||24.8 miles|
|Cleveland Heights||OH||44,848||1||34.6777||3||29.8 miles|
|North Olmsted||OH||-||1||26.1035||13||31.3 miles|
|Highland Heights||OH||-||2||31.299||116||32.7 miles|
|New Philadelphia||OH||-||2||20.6614||41||41.0 miles|
|New Wilmington||PA||-||1||66.0236||69||61.9 miles|
|Saint Clairsville||OH||-||2||11.9339||47||76.6 miles|