Seattle, WA (population: 614,214) has two advertising schools within its city limits. Seattle Central Community College, the highest ranked school in the city with an advertising program, has a total student population of 7,774. It is the 4970th highest ranked school in the USA and the 81st highest in the state of Washington (#1 is University of Washington-Seattle Campus).
Advertising students from Seattle 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 Seattle-Bellevue-Everett Metropolitan area alone, there are 7,480 employed market research analysts earning an average salary of $91,110. Advertising and promotions managers in this area earn $106,440/yr and there are 400 employed.
Seattle lies in King county, which is one of the 24 counties in Washington. Overall, the Seattle-Bellevue-Everett Metropolitan area has 1,404,710 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 0.7% unemployment rate, $25.60/hr average worker wage, and a $53,240 average annual salary. Thus, about 0.281 out of every 1000 jobs in Seattle are held by advertising and promotions managers, and 5.323/1000 are held by market research analysts.
Of the 2 advertising schools in Seattle, none have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Antioch University Seattle comes out as the most expensive ($27,635/yr) for advertising students, with Seattle Central Community College as the lowest, reported at only $7,598/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Seattle|
|Federal Way||WA||84,659||2||22.1387||18||21.4 miles|
|South Hill||WA||63,243||0||-||0||33.4 miles|