Memphis, TN (population: 662,989) has two advertising schools within its city limits. Tennessee Technology Center at Memphis, the highest ranked school in the city with an advertising program, has a total student population of 787. It is the 3634th highest ranked school in the USA and the 102nd highest in the state of Tennessee (#1 is Vanderbilt University).
Advertising students from Memphis 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 Memphis-MS-AR area alone, there are ** employed market research analysts earning an average salary of $59,440. Advertising and promotions managers in this area earn $58,700/yr and there are 140 employed.
Memphis lies in Shelby county, which is one of the 26 counties in Tennessee. Overall, the Memphis-MS-AR area has 605,630 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.2% unemployment rate, $18.93/hr average worker wage, and a $39,380 average annual salary. Thus, about 0.238 out of every 1000 jobs in Memphis are held by advertising and promotions managers, and **/1000 are held by market research analysts.
Of the 2 advertising schools in Memphis, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Tennessee Technology Center at Memphis comes out as the most expensive ($10,620/yr) for advertising students, with Southwest Tennessee Community College as the lowest, reported at only $4,338/yr.