Beckley, WV has two entertainment business schools within its city limits. Valley College, the highest ranked school in the city with an entertainment business program, has a total student population of 90. It is the 2154th highest ranked school in the USA and the 30th highest in the state of West Virginia (#1 is Marshall University).
Entertainment Business students from Beckley 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.
Beckley lies in Raleigh county, which is one of the 16 counties in West Virginia. Overall, the Southern West Virginia nonmetropolitan area has 131,050 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.5% unemployment rate, $15.85/hr average worker wage, and a $32,960 average annual salary.
Of the 2 entertainment business schools in Beckley, none have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Valley College comes out as the most expensive ($24,497/yr) for entertainment business students, with New River Community and Technical College as the lowest, reported at only $5,439/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Beckley|
|Mount Gay||WV||-||1||9.61491||36||45.1 miles|
|Rio Grande||OH||-||3||18.3873||146||99.9 miles|