Chapel Hill, NC (population: 53,800) has twelve event management schools within a 500-mile radius of its city center. Haverford College, the highest ranked school in this group with an event management program, has a total student population of 1,190. It is the 54th highest ranked school in the USA and the 4th highest in the state of Pennsylvania (#1 is University of Pennsylvania).
Event Management students from Chapel Hill schools who go on to become event managers, event planners, management specialists, organizational management specialists, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 6,116,380 people working as management employees alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $102,900. Also, Emergency management specialists make on average $56,900 per year and there are about 13,060 of them employed in the US today. In fact, in the Durham area alone, there are 100 employed emergency management specialists earning an average salary of $46,440. Management employees in this area earn $117,120/yr and there are 18,420 employed.
Chapel Hill lies in Orange county, which is one of the 64 counties in North Carolina. Overall, the Durham area has 275,570 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.5% unemployment rate, $24.27/hr average worker wage, and a $50,480 average annual salary. Thus, about 66.850 out of every 1000 jobs in Chapel Hill are held by management employees, and 0.359/1000 are held by emergency management specialists.
Of the 12 event management schools with a 500-mile radius of Chapel Hill, only 4 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Pratt Institute-Main comes out as the most expensive ($35,506/yr) for event management students, with CUNY New York City College of Technology as the lowest, reported at only $6,318/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Chapel Hill|
|High Point||NC||105,064||3||31.8326||88||53.9 miles|
|Winston Salem||NC||-||7||32.3218||230||68.4 miles|
|Rocky Mount||NC||57,428||2||10.9274||84||68.9 miles|