Durham, NC (population: 235,337) has twelve finance schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. East Carolina University, the highest ranked school in this group with a finance program, has a total student population of 27,654. It is the 214th highest ranked school in the USA and the 8th highest in the state of North Carolina (#1 is Duke University). To learn more about finance programs in Durham, ratemyprofessors.com has reviews of finance professors at East Carolina University such as Jaclyn Beierlein, Jaclyn Belerlein, Scott Below, Eli Beracha, Anne Bogey, and James Buck.
Finance students from Durham 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. In fact, in the Durham area alone, there are 60 employed budget analysts earning an average salary of $68,280. Financial managers in this area earn $108,690/yr and there are 1,270 employed.
Durham lies in Durham county, which is one of the 64 counties in North Carolina. Overall, the Durham area has 275,570 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.5% unemployment rate, $24.27/hr average worker wage, and a $50,480 average annual salary. Thus, about 4.610 out of every 1000 jobs in Durham are held by financial managers, and 0.222/1000 are held by budget analysts.
Of the 12 finance schools with a 100-mile radius of Durham, only 4 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 Durham|
|Chapel Hill||NC||53,800||1||88.0971||148||8.1 miles|
|High Point||NC||105,064||3||31.8326||88||61.0 miles|
|Rocky Mount||NC||57,428||2||10.9274||84||61.6 miles|
|Winston Salem||NC||-||7||32.3218||230||75.1 miles|