Fayetteville, NC (population: 177,632) has five film schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. University of North Carolina-Wilmington, the highest ranked school in this group with a film program, has a total student population of 12,924. It is the 151st highest ranked school in the USA and the 6th highest in the state of North Carolina (#1 is Duke University). To learn more about film programs in Fayetteville, ratemyprofessors.com has reviews of film professors at University of North Carolina such as Adam Alphin, Todd Berliner, Lou Buttino, Chip Hackler, Andrew Hulse, and Mariana Johnson.
Film students from Fayetteville 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.
Fayetteville lies in Cumberland county, which is one of the 64 counties in North Carolina. Overall, the Fayetteville area has 126,070 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.0% unemployment rate, $16.90/hr average worker wage, and a $35,150 average annual salary.
Of the 5 film schools with a 100-mile radius of Fayetteville, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, School of Communication Arts comes out as the most expensive ($25,171/yr) for film students, with Randolph Community College as the lowest, reported at only $4,831/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Fayetteville|
|Chapel Hill||NC||53,800||1||88.0971||148||60.0 miles|
|Rocky Mount||NC||57,428||2||10.9274||84||86.9 miles|
|High Point||NC||105,064||3||31.8326||88||88.3 miles|
|Myrtle Beach||SC||-||3||18.832||7||95.5 miles|