Cedar Park, TX (population: 72,258) has seven advertising schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. The University of Texas at Austin, the highest ranked school in this group with an advertising program, has a total student population of 50,995. It is the 18th highest ranked school in the USA and one of the highest in the state .
Advertising students from Cedar Park 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 Austin-Round Rock area alone, there are 2,010 employed market research analysts earning an average salary of $80,730. Advertising and promotions managers in this area earn $73,000/yr and there are 260 employed.
Cedar Park lies in Travis county, which is one of the 154 counties in Texas. Overall, the Austin-Round Rock area has 769,370 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 2.3% unemployment rate, $21.72/hr average worker wage, and a $45,180 average annual salary. Thus, about 0.338 out of every 1000 jobs in Cedar Park are held by advertising and promotions managers, and 2.619/1000 are held by market research analysts.
Of the 7 advertising schools with a 100-mile radius of Cedar Park, only 5 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Schreiner University comes out as the most expensive ($17,356/yr) for advertising students, with Central Texas College as the lowest, reported at only $4,285/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Cedar Park|
|San Antonio||TX||1,402,013||34||23.3851||958||83.3 miles|
|College Station||TX||90,406||1||0.218495||0||90.8 miles|