Nashville, TN (population: 605,197) has one event planning school within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Alabama A & M University has a total student population of 5,327. It is the 651st highest ranked school in the USA and the 7th highest in the state of Alabama (#1 is Auburn University Main Campus).
Event Planning students from Nashville schools who go on to become event planners, wedding planners, event managers, production planners, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 51,530 people working as meeting and convention planners alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $48,060. Also, General and operations managers make on average $110,550 per year and there are about 1,689,680 of them employed in the US today. In fact, in the Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin area alone, there are 12,630 employed general and operations managers earning an average salary of $99,900. Meeting and convention planners in this area earn $47,830/yr and there are 190 employed.
Nashville lies in Davidson county, which is one of the 26 counties in Tennessee. Overall, the Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin area has 719,830 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 0.7% unemployment rate, $19.13/hr average worker wage, and a $39,790 average annual salary. Thus, about 0.264 out of every 1000 jobs in Nashville are held by meeting and convention planners, and 17.549/1000 are held by general and operations managers.
After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Alabama A & M University ends up costing a student $7,770/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Nashville|
|Bowling Green||KY||56,941||5||29.5084||365||58.5 miles|