Brookings, SD has thirteen entertainment business schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. University of Minnesota-Morris, the highest ranked school in this group with an entertainment business program, has a total student population of 1,705. It is the 217th highest ranked school in the USA and the 5th highest in the state of Minnesota (#1 is University of Minnesota-Twin Cities).
Entertainment Business students from Brookings schools who go on to become entertainment business workers, entertainers, entertainment business consultants, entertainment business specialists, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 45,080 people working as entertainment attendants and related workers alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $21,020. Also, Set and exhibit designers make on average $50,600 per year and there are about 7,940 of them employed in the US today.
Brookings lies in Brookings county, which is one of the 37 counties in South Dakota. Overall, the Eastern South Dakota nonmetropolitan area has 123,140 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 0.7% unemployment rate, $15.15/hr average worker wage, and a $31,510 average annual salary.
Of the 13 entertainment business schools with a 100-mile radius of Brookings, none have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Northwestern College comes out as the most expensive ($20,005/yr) for entertainment business students, with Minnesota West Community and Technical College as the lowest, reported at only $9,264/yr.