Wilmington, NC (population: 102,120) has ten 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 Wilmington 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.
Wilmington lies in New Hanover county, which is one of the 64 counties in North Carolina. Overall, the Wilmington area has 139,780 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.7% unemployment rate, $17.58/hr average worker wage, and a $36,570 average annual salary.
Of the 10 event management schools with a 500-mile radius of Wilmington, only 3 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 Wilmington|
|Myrtle Beach||SC||-||3||18.832||7||66.6 miles|
|Morehead City||NC||-||1||9.34196||42||76.3 miles|
|New Bern||NC||-||1||11.0361||45||79.3 miles|