Martinsville, VA has ten advertising schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Concord University, the highest ranked school in this group with an advertising program, has a total student population of 2,882. It is the 454th highest ranked school in the USA and the 3rd highest in the state of West Virginia (#1 is Marshall University).
Advertising students from Martinsville 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.
Martinsville lies in Martinsville county, which is one of the 61 counties in Virginia. Overall, the Southwestern Virginia nonmetropolitan area has 135,950 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.6% unemployment rate, $15.84/hr average worker wage, and a $32,950 average annual salary.
Of the 10 advertising schools with a 100-mile radius of Martinsville, only 3 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, The Art Institute of Raleigh-Durham comes out as the most expensive ($28,276/yr) for advertising students, with Wilkes Community College as the lowest, reported at only $2,836/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Martinsville|
|Winston Salem||NC||-||7||32.3218||230||45.9 miles|
|High Point||NC||105,064||3||31.8326||88||49.7 miles|
|Chapel Hill||NC||53,800||1||88.0971||148||70.2 miles|