Nashville, TN (population: 605,197) has two advertising schools within its city limits. Lipscomb University, the highest ranked school in the city with an advertising program, has a total student population of 3,413. It is the 2105th highest ranked school in the USA and the 49th highest in the state of Tennessee (#1 is Vanderbilt University).
Advertising students from Nashville 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.
Nashville lies in Davidson 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 Nashville are held by advertising and promotions managers, and 0.742/1000 are held by market research analysts.
Of the 2 advertising schools in Nashville, none have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Lipscomb University comes out as the most expensive ($17,243/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 Nashville|
|Bowling Green||KY||56,941||5||29.5084||365||58.5 miles|