Dunbar, WV 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 Dunbar 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 Charleston area alone, there are 40 employed market research analysts earning an average salary of $44,490. Advertising and promotions managers in this area earn $52,510/yr and there are 170 employed.
Dunbar lies in Kanawha county, which is one of the 16 counties in West Virginia. Overall, the Charleston area has 146,180 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.3% unemployment rate, $17.90/hr average worker wage, and a $37,240 average annual salary. Thus, about 1.153 out of every 1000 jobs in Dunbar are held by advertising and promotions managers, and 0.285/1000 are held by market research analysts.
Of the 5 advertising schools with a 100-mile radius of Dunbar, none have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, University of Rio Grande comes out as the most expensive ($21,986/yr) for advertising students, with West Virginia State Community and Technical College as the lowest, reported at only $2,063/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Dunbar|
|Mount Gay||WV||-||1||9.61491||36||38.8 miles|
|Rio Grande||OH||-||3||18.3873||146||50.0 miles|
|New Boston||OH||-||1||21.3268||7||70.3 miles|