Worcester, MA (population: 174,854) has nineteen entrepreneurship schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Brown University, the highest ranked school in this group with an entrepreneurship program, has a total student population of 8,574. It is the 9th highest ranked school in the USA and the highest in the state of Rhode Island.
Entrepreneurship students from Worcester schools who go on to become entrepreneurs, internet entrepreneurs, e-business entrepreneurs, e-commerce entrepreneurs, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 1,036,450 people working as business operations specialists alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $65,960. Also, Business and financial operations employees make on average $65,900 per year and there are about 6,063,670 of them employed in the US today. In fact, in the Worcester-CT area alone, there are 10,130 employed business and financial operations employees earning an average salary of $66,050. Business operations specialists in this area earn $58,070/yr and there are 1,580 employed.
Worcester lies in Worcester county, which is one of the 12 counties in Massachusetts. Overall, the Worcester-CT area has 239,370 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.7% unemployment rate, $22.49/hr average worker wage, and a $46,790 average annual salary. Thus, about 6.585 out of every 1000 jobs in Worcester are held by business operations specialists, and 42.313/1000 are held by business and financial operations employees.
Of the 19 entrepreneurship schools with a 100-mile radius of Worcester, only 3 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Simmons College comes out as the most expensive ($34,498/yr) for entrepreneurship students, with Community College of Rhode Island as the lowest, reported at only $3,892/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Worcester|
|North Attleborough||MA||43,307||0||-||0||32.2 miles|
|Chestnut Hill||MA||-||2||53.2355||134||32.9 miles|
|East Providence||RI||48,249||1||29.3002||11||39.9 miles|