Murfreesboro, TN (population: 109,230) has nine advertising schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. O'More College of Design, the highest ranked school in this group with an advertising program, has a total student population of 182. It is the 832nd highest ranked school in the USA and the 15th highest in the state of Tennessee (#1 is Vanderbilt University).
Advertising students from Murfreesboro 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 Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin area alone, there are 530 employed market research analysts earning an average salary of $57,700. Advertising and promotions managers in this area earn $61,990/yr and there are 280 employed.
Murfreesboro lies in Rutherford county, which is one of the 26 counties in Tennessee. Overall, the Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin area has 719,830 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 0.7% unemployment rate, $19.13/hr average worker wage, and a $39,790 average annual salary. Thus, about 0.393 out of every 1000 jobs in Murfreesboro are held by advertising and promotions managers, and 0.742/1000 are held by market research analysts.
Of the 9 advertising schools with a 100-mile radius of Murfreesboro, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Oakwood University comes out as the most expensive ($24,801/yr) for advertising students, with Nashville State Technical Community College as the lowest, reported at only $6,750/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Murfreesboro|
|Bowling Green||KY||56,941||5||29.5084||365||77.5 miles|
|Rock Spring||GA||-||1||1.08982||0||96.0 miles|