Raleigh, NC (population: 421,938) 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 Raleigh 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 Raleigh-Cary area alone, there are 60 employed emergency management specialists earning an average salary of $52,630. Management employees in this area earn $103,600/yr and there are 27,970 employed.
Raleigh lies in Wake county, which is one of the 64 counties in North Carolina. Overall, the Raleigh-Cary area has 499,330 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 0.6% unemployment rate, $20.85/hr average worker wage, and a $43,370 average annual salary. Thus, about 56.012 out of every 1000 jobs in Raleigh are held by management employees, and 0.124/1000 are held by emergency management specialists.
Of the 12 event management schools with a 500-mile radius of Raleigh, 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 Raleigh|
|Chapel Hill||NC||53,800||1||88.0971||148||22.6 miles|
|Rocky Mount||NC||57,428||2||10.9274||84||48.6 miles|
|High Point||NC||105,064||3||31.8326||88||75.9 miles|
|Winston Salem||NC||-||7||32.3218||230||90.8 miles|