Blacksburg, VA (population: 42,683) has sixty business and finance schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Washington and Lee University, the highest ranked school in this group with a business and finance program, has a total student population of 2,153. It is the 47th highest ranked school in the USA and the highest in the state of Virginia. To learn more about business and finance programs in Blacksburg, ratemyprofessors.com has reviews of business and finance professors at Washington and Lee University such as Bob Ballenger, Amanda Bower, Bob Culpepper, Roger Dean, George Kester, and Renee Pratt.
Business and Finance students from Blacksburg schools who go on to become business and finance professionals, event planners, web developers, SEOs, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 6,063,670 people working as business and financial operations employees alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $65,900. Also, Wholesale and retail buyers make on average $55,480 per year and there are about 116,900 of them employed in the US today.
Blacksburg lies in Montgomery county, which is one of the 61 counties in Virginia. Overall, the Blacksburg-Christiansburg-Radford area has 63,480 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 2.6% unemployment rate, $18.66/hr average worker wage, and a $38,820 average annual salary.
Of the 60 business and finance schools with a 100-mile radius of Blacksburg, only 5 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Wake Forest University comes out as the most expensive ($28,737/yr) for business and finance students, with Wytheville Community College as the lowest, reported at only $1,335/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Blacksburg|
|Winston Salem||NC||-||7||32.3218||230||78.8 miles|
|High Point||NC||105,064||3||31.8326||88||89.7 miles|
|Mount Gay||WV||-||1||9.61491||36||96.4 miles|