Hickory, NC (population: 42,082) has two finance schools within its city limits. Lenoir-Rhyne University, the highest ranked school in the city with a finance program, has a total student population of 1,674. It is the 2858th highest ranked school in the USA and the 52nd highest in the state of North Carolina (#1 is Duke University).
Finance students from Hickory 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.
Hickory lies in Catawba county, which is one of the 64 counties in North Carolina. Overall, the Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton area has 144,150 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 0.8% unemployment rate, $16.84/hr average worker wage, and a $35,020 average annual salary.
Of the 2 finance schools in Hickory, none have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Lenoir-Rhyne University comes out as the most expensive ($14,369/yr) for finance students, with Catawba Valley Community College as the lowest, reported at only $4,186/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Hickory|
|Banner Elk||NC||-||1||22.4512||43||42.1 miles|
|Rock Hill||SC||72,341||5||30.0256||144||57.9 miles|
|Winston Salem||NC||-||7||32.3218||230||65.7 miles|
|High Point||NC||105,064||3||31.8326||88||76.4 miles|