Atlanta, GA (population: 571,861) has five broadcasting schools within its city limits. Georgia Institute of Technology-Main Campus, the highest ranked school in the city with a broadcasting program, has a total student population of 20,291. It is the 66th highest ranked school in the USA and the 2nd highest in the state of Georgia (#1 is Emory University).
Broadcasting students from Atlanta schools who go on to become broadcast technicians, reporters, news reporters, news anchors, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 31,220 people working as broadcast technicians alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $38,330. Also, Broadcast news analysts make on average $67,990 per year and there are about 5,820 of them employed in the US today.
Atlanta lies in Fulton county, which is one of the 106 counties in Georgia. Overall, the Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta area has 2,290,890 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 0% unemployment rate, $22/hr average worker wage, and a $45,520 average annual salary.
Of the 5 broadcasting schools in Atlanta, only 2 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, The Art Institute of Atlanta comes out as the most expensive ($36,852/yr) for broadcasting students, with Georgia Institute of Technology-Main Campus as the lowest, reported at only $8,258/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Atlanta|
|East Point||GA||43,748||1||19.2965||19||6.9 miles|
|North Atlanta||GA||51,827||0||-||0||8.6 miles|
|Mount Berry||GA||-||1||63.3969||60||56.4 miles|
|Toccoa Falls||GA||-||1||28.3429||33||83.8 miles|
|Rock Spring||GA||-||1||1.08982||0||87.3 miles|
|Fort Valley||GA||-||1||21.9471||51||89.0 miles|
|Warner Robins||GA||64,183||3||21.3509||61||91.8 miles|
|Phenix City||AL||-||1||9.50663||23||95.3 miles|