Roanoke, VA (population: 93,951) has three business and finance schools within its city limits. Hollins University, the highest ranked school in the city with a business and finance program, has a total student population of 1,057. It is the 290th highest ranked school in the USA and the 6th highest in the state of Virginia (#1 is Washington and Lee University). To learn more about business and finance programs in Roanoke, ratemyprofessors.com has reviews of business and finance professors at Hollins University such as Casimir Dadak, and Tom Kelly.
Business and Finance students from Roanoke 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 Roanoke area alone, there are 170 employed wholesale and retail buyers earning an average salary of $50,760. Business and financial operations employees in this area earn $53,460/yr and there are 6,600 employed.
Roanoke lies in Roanoke county, which is one of the 61 counties in Virginia. Overall, the Roanoke area has 153,060 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.9% unemployment rate, $17.71/hr average worker wage, and a $36,840 average annual salary. Thus, about 43.140 out of every 1000 jobs in Roanoke are held by business and financial operations employees, and 1.134/1000 are held by wholesale and retail buyers.
Of the 3 business and finance schools in Roanoke, none have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Hollins University comes out as the most expensive ($23,105/yr) for business and finance students, with Virginia Western Community College as the lowest, reported at only $5,568/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Roanoke|
|Winston Salem||NC||-||7||32.3218||230||83.1 miles|
|High Point||NC||105,064||3||31.8326||88||89.9 miles|