Fayetteville, NC (population: 177,632) has three finance schools within its city limits. Methodist University, the highest ranked school in the city with a finance program, has a total student population of 2,183. It is the 635th highest ranked school in the USA and the 25th highest in the state of North Carolina (#1 is Duke University).
Finance students from Fayetteville 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 Fayetteville area alone, there are 200 employed budget analysts earning an average salary of $66,240. Financial managers in this area earn $89,420/yr and there are 180 employed.
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. Thus, about 1.447 out of every 1000 jobs in Fayetteville are held by financial managers, and 1.621/1000 are held by budget analysts.
Of the 3 finance schools in Fayetteville, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Methodist University comes out as the most expensive ($25,196/yr) for finance students, with Fayetteville State University as the lowest, reported at only $6,344/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|