South Bend, IN (population: 103,173) has thirty-three banking schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Northwestern University, the highest ranked school in this group with a banking program, has a total student population of 19,853. It is the 11th highest ranked school in the USA and the highest in the state of Illinois.
Banking students from South Bend schools who go on to become bankers, tellers, investment bankers, financial managers, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 153,720 people working as financial specialists alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $64,810. Also, Business and financial operations employees make on average $65,900 per year and there are about 6,063,670 of them employed in the US today. In fact, in the South Bend-Mishawaka-MI area alone, there are 3,780 employed business and financial operations employees earning an average salary of $56,450. Financial specialists in this area earn $45,970/yr and there are 80 employed.
South Bend lies in St. Joseph county, which is one of the 39 counties in Indiana. Overall, the South Bend-Mishawaka-MI area has 128,750 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 4.8% unemployment rate, $18.07/hr average worker wage, and a $37,590 average annual salary. Thus, about 0.583 out of every 1000 jobs in South Bend are held by financial specialists, and 29.331/1000 are held by business and financial operations employees.
Of the 33 banking schools with a 100-mile radius of South Bend, only 12 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Northwestern University comes out as the most expensive ($28,371/yr) for banking students, with Harper College as the lowest, reported at only $6,412/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from South Bend|
|Notre Dame||IN||-||1||49.129||10||2.2 miles|
|Michigan City||IN||-||1||15.3669||17||32.3 miles|
|North Manchester||IN||-||1||55.0629||70||53.7 miles|
|Calumet City||IL||-||1||19.3758||27||65.3 miles|
|Battle Creek||MI||51,817||3||15.2077||137||68.5 miles|
|South Holland||IL||-||1||10.1002||61||69.3 miles|
|Chicago Heights||IL||-||1||9.7858||55||71.7 miles|
|Fort Wayne||IN||253,250||14||20.2986||342||72.3 miles|
|Blue Island||IL||-||2||31.6013||8||72.9 miles|
|University Park||IL||-||2||26.7847||216||75.0 miles|
|Oak Forest||IL||-||1||38.4537||3||76.4 miles|
|Palos Heights||IL||-||1||26.9291||61||78.9 miles|
|Tinley Park||IL||60,149||0||-||0||79.5 miles|
|Oak Park||IL||49,270||1||1.32863||0||79.7 miles|
|River Forest||IL||-||2||45.0836||173||81.0 miles|