Louisville, KY (population: 556,482) has two film schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Bluegrass Community and Technical College, the highest ranked school in this group with a film program, has a total student population of 13,373. It is the 5282nd highest ranked school in the USA and the 86th highest in the state of Kentucky (#1 is Centre College).
Film students from Louisville schools who go on to become filmmakers, producers, directors, film directors, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 79,780 people working as producers and directors alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $86,870. Also, Actors make on average $0 per year and there are about 39,880 of them employed in the US today. In fact, in the Louisville-Jefferson County-IN area alone, there are 80 employed actors earning an average salary of $*. Producers and directors in this area earn $40,860/yr and there are 300 employed.
Louisville lies in Jefferson county, which is one of the 55 counties in Kentucky. Overall, the Louisville-Jefferson County-IN area has 593,940 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.7% unemployment rate, $19.22/hr average worker wage, and a $39,970 average annual salary. Thus, about 0.509 out of every 1000 jobs in Louisville are held by producers and directors, and 0.131/1000 are held by actors.
Of the 2 film schools with a 100-mile radius of Louisville, both of them have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Cincinnati State Technical and Community College comes out as the most expensive ($11,026/yr) for film students, with Bluegrass Community and Technical College as the lowest, reported at only $6,933/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Louisville|
|New Albany||IN||-||1||50.4945||53||6.4 miles|
|Saint Catharine||KY||-||1||13.7868||38||44.1 miles|
|Crestview Hills||KY||-||1||24.073||65||83.8 miles|
|Oakland City||IN||-||1||58.4328||69||87.5 miles|
|Bowling Green||KY||56,941||5||29.5084||365||94.6 miles|