Virginia Beach, VA (population: 439,564) has four banking schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Old Dominion University, the highest ranked school in this group with a banking program, has a total student population of 24,013. It is the 1518th highest ranked school in the USA and the 38th highest in the state of Virginia (#1 is Washington and Lee University).
Banking students from Virginia Beach 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 Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News-NC area alone, there are 40,100 employed business and financial operations employees earning an average salary of $62,720. Financial specialists in this area earn $64,000/yr and there are 1,250 employed.
Virginia Beach lies in Virginia Beach county, which is one of the 61 counties in Virginia. Overall, the Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News-NC area has 735,390 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 0.9% unemployment rate, $19.28/hr average worker wage, and a $40,100 average annual salary. Thus, about 1.706 out of every 1000 jobs in Virginia Beach are held by financial specialists, and 54.524/1000 are held by business and financial operations employees.
Of the 4 banking schools with a 100-mile radius of Virginia Beach, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, University of Phoenix-Richmond Campus comes out as the most expensive ($26,329/yr) for banking students, with Old Dominion University as the lowest, reported at only $10,173/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Virginia Beach|
|Newport News||VA||182,057||4||29.3064||58||35.1 miles|
|Highland Springs||VA||-||1||3.25189||0||90.3 miles|