Conroe, TX (population: 61,600) has four advertising schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Texas A & M University, the highest ranked school in this group with an advertising program, has a total student population of 48,702. It is the 36th highest ranked school in the USA and one of the highest in the state .
Advertising students from Conroe 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 Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown area alone, there are 4,260 employed market research analysts earning an average salary of $76,030. Advertising and promotions managers in this area earn $83,030/yr and there are 570 employed.
Conroe lies in Montgomery county, which is one of the 154 counties in Texas. Overall, the Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown area has 2,563,840 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 0.7% unemployment rate, $21.58/hr average worker wage, and a $44,880 average annual salary. Thus, about 0.222 out of every 1000 jobs in Conroe are held by advertising and promotions managers, and 1.661/1000 are held by market research analysts.
Of the 4 advertising schools with a 100-mile radius of Conroe, all of them have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Texas A & M University comes out as the most expensive ($11,468/yr) for advertising students, with San Jacinto Community College as the lowest, reported at only $5,871/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Conroe|
|The Woodlands||TX||101,065||1||14.626||77||11.1 miles|
|Prairie View||TX||-||1||50.8259||82||34.7 miles|
|South Houston||TX||-||1||23.7623||5||47.6 miles|
|Missouri City||TX||77,622||0||-||0||52.0 miles|
|College Station||TX||90,406||1||0.218495||0||53.7 miles|
|League City||TX||78,312||0||-||0||61.3 miles|
|Texas City||TX||44,907||1||8.31197||63||70.0 miles|