Nashville, TN (population: 605,197) has four banking schools within its city limits. Vanderbilt University, the highest ranked school in the city with a banking program, has a total student population of 12,506. It is the 17th highest ranked school in the USA and the highest in the state of Tennessee.
Banking students from Nashville 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 Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin area alone, there are 30,890 employed business and financial operations employees earning an average salary of $58,950. Financial specialists in this area earn $62,020/yr and there are 1,100 employed.
Nashville lies in Davidson county, which is one of the 26 counties in Tennessee. Overall, the Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin area has 719,830 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 0.7% unemployment rate, $19.13/hr average worker wage, and a $39,790 average annual salary. Thus, about 1.522 out of every 1000 jobs in Nashville are held by financial specialists, and 42.913/1000 are held by business and financial operations employees.
Of the 4 banking schools in Nashville, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Belmont University comes out as the most expensive ($23,881/yr) for banking students, with Lipscomb University as the lowest, reported at only $17,243/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Nashville|
|Bowling Green||KY||56,941||5||29.5084||365||58.5 miles|