Roanoke, VA (population: 93,951) has five 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 Roanoke 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.
Roanoke lies in Roanoke county, which is one of the 61 counties in Virginia. Overall, the Roanoke area has 153,060 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.9% unemployment rate, $17.71/hr average worker wage, and a $36,840 average annual salary.
Of the 5 advertising schools with a 100-mile radius of Roanoke, only 2 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Liberty University comes out as the most expensive ($19,574/yr) for advertising students, with Surry Community College as the lowest, reported at only $3,573/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Roanoke|
|Winston Salem||NC||-||7||32.3218||230||83.1 miles|
|High Point||NC||105,064||3||31.8326||88||89.9 miles|