Seattle, WA (population: 614,214) has four banking schools within its city limits. University of Washington-Seattle Campus, the highest ranked school in the city with a banking program, has a total student population of 45,943. It is the 26th highest ranked school in the USA and the highest in the state of Washington.
Banking students from Seattle 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 Seattle-Bellevue-Everett Metropolitan area alone, there are 86,080 employed business and financial operations employees earning an average salary of $69,320. Financial specialists in this area earn $70,750/yr and there are 2,460 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 1.754 out of every 1000 jobs in Seattle are held by financial specialists, and 61.279/1000 are held by business and financial operations employees.
Of the 4 banking schools in Seattle, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Seattle University comes out as the most expensive ($27,268/yr) for banking students, with University of Washington-Seattle Campus as the lowest, reported at only $8,906/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|