Gastonia, NC (population: 75,340) has seventeen finance schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Appalachian State University, the highest ranked school in this group with a finance program, has a total student population of 16,968. It is the 130th highest ranked school in the USA and one of the highest in the state . To learn more about finance programs in Gastonia, ratemyprofessors.com has reviews of finance professors at Appalachian State University such as Jon Allen, Leslie Baker, Rod Baker, Susan Bogardus, Michelle Boisclaire, and Don Cox.
Finance students from Gastonia 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 Charlotte-Gastonia-Concord-SC area alone, there are 260 employed budget analysts earning an average salary of $69,980. Financial managers in this area earn $125,340/yr and there are 7,830 employed.
Gastonia lies in Gaston county, which is one of the 64 counties in North Carolina. Overall, the Charlotte-Gastonia-Concord-SC area has 837,820 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 0.9% unemployment rate, $21.10/hr average worker wage, and a $43,890 average annual salary. Thus, about 9.343 out of every 1000 jobs in Gastonia are held by financial managers, and 0.305/1000 are held by budget analysts.
Of the 17 finance schools with a 100-mile radius of Gastonia, only 6 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 Isothermal Community College as the lowest, reported at only $4,043/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Gastonia|
|Rock Hill||SC||72,341||5||30.0256||144||22.9 miles|
|Banner Elk||NC||-||1||22.4512||43||74.4 miles|
|Winston Salem||NC||-||7||32.3218||230||78.5 miles|
|High Point||NC||105,064||3||31.8326||88||82.9 miles|