Fairfax, VA has one business and finance school within its city limits. George Mason University has a total student population of 32,067. It is the 898th highest ranked school in the USA and the 27th highest in the state of Virginia (#1 is Washington and Lee University).
Business and Finance students from Fairfax 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. In fact, in the Washington-Arlington-Alexandria-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan area alone, there are 1,280 employed wholesale and retail buyers earning an average salary of $56,320. Business and financial operations employees in this area earn $82,280/yr and there are 213,230 employed.
Fairfax lies in Fairfax county, which is one of the 61 counties in Virginia. Overall, the Washington-Arlington-Alexandria-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan area has 2,300,000 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1% unemployment rate, $29/hr average worker wage, and a $60,090 average annual salary. Thus, about 93 out of every 1000 jobs in Fairfax are held by business and financial operations employees, and 1/1000 are held by wholesale and retail buyers.
After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, George Mason University ends up costing a student $10,384/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Fairfax|
|Falls Church||VA||-||1||13.4471||18||7.7 miles|
|North Bethesda||MD||48,357||0||-||0||16.7 miles|
|Takoma Park||MD||-||1||13.9013||66||18.5 miles|
|Aspen Hill||MD||53,748||0||-||0||20.8 miles|
|Capitol Heights||MD||-||1||32.1418||6||21.2 miles|
|Montgomery Village||MD||43,313||0||-||0||23.9 miles|
|Ellicott City||MD||73,232||0||-||0||38.9 miles|