Burlington, NC (population: 53,389) has fifteen finance schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, the highest ranked school in this group with a finance program, has a total student population of 30,870. It is the 61st highest ranked school in the USA and one of the highest in the state .
Finance students from Burlington schools who go on to become financial managers, finance analysts, financial planners, corporate finance consultants, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 495,180 people working as financial managers alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $113,730. Also, Budget analysts make on average $69,240 per year and there are about 60,970 of them employed in the US today.
Burlington lies in Alamance county, which is one of the 64 counties in North Carolina. Overall, the Burlington area has 57,170 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.9% unemployment rate, $16.73/hr average worker wage, and a $34,800 average annual salary.
Of the 15 finance schools with a 100-mile radius of Burlington, only 5 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Wake Forest University comes out as the most expensive ($28,737/yr) for finance students, with North Carolina A & T State University as the lowest, reported at only $5,860/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Burlington|
|Chapel Hill||NC||53,800||1||88.0971||148||25.2 miles|
|High Point||NC||105,064||3||31.8326||88||31.5 miles|
|Winston Salem||NC||-||7||32.3218||230||44.4 miles|
|Rocky Mount||NC||57,428||2||10.9274||84||92.1 miles|