Portsmouth, VA (population: 102,540) has forty-seven business and finance schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. College of William and Mary, the highest ranked school in this group with a business and finance program, has a total student population of 7,874. It is the 39th highest ranked school in the USA and one of the highest in the state .
Business and Finance students from Portsmouth 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 Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News-NC area alone, there are 480 employed wholesale and retail buyers earning an average salary of $51,810. Business and financial operations employees in this area earn $62,720/yr and there are 40,100 employed.
Portsmouth lies in Portsmouth 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 54.524 out of every 1000 jobs in Portsmouth are held by business and financial operations employees, and 0.650/1000 are held by wholesale and retail buyers.
Of the 47 business and finance schools with a 100-mile radius of Portsmouth, only 6 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Everest Institute-Chesapeake comes out as the most expensive ($36,930/yr) for business and finance students, with Roanoke-Chowan Community College as the lowest, reported at only $1,414/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Portsmouth|
|Newport News||VA||182,057||4||29.3064||58||17.3 miles|
|Virginia Beach||VA||439,564||9||17.32||116||19.6 miles|
|Highland Springs||VA||-||1||3.25189||0||71.4 miles|