Columbia, SC (population: 130,246) has one advertising school within its city limits. Benedict College has a total student population of 2,983. It is the 4789th highest ranked school in the USA and the 58th highest in the state of South Carolina (#1 is Clemson University).
Advertising students from Columbia 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 Columbia area alone, there are 190 employed market research analysts earning an average salary of $60,540. Advertising and promotions managers in this area earn $77,150/yr and there are 80 employed.
Columbia lies in Richland county, which is one of the 27 counties in South Carolina. Overall, the Columbia area has 334,600 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 0.9% unemployment rate, $18.76/hr average worker wage, and a $39,020 average annual salary. Thus, about 0.246 out of every 1000 jobs in Columbia are held by advertising and promotions managers, and 0.563/1000 are held by market research analysts.
After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Benedict College ends up costing a student $13,633/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Columbia|
|Rock Hill||SC||72,341||5||30.0256||144||62.8 miles|
|North Augusta||SC||-||1||27.4739||4||72.2 miles|
|North Charleston||SC||99,930||3||24.6487||24||92.3 miles|