Raleigh, NC (population: 421,938) has two instructional technology schools within its city limits. North Carolina State University at Raleigh, the highest ranked school in the city with an instructional technology program, has a total student population of 33,819. It is the 70th highest ranked school in the USA and the 4th highest in the state of North Carolina (#1 is Duke University).
Instructional Technology students from Raleigh schools who go on to become instructional technologists, electronics technology instructors, computer information systems instructors, Information technologys, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 124,480 people working as instructional coordinators alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $61,270. Also, Education, training, and library employees make on average $49,530 per year and there are about 8,488,740 of them employed in the US today. In fact, in the Raleigh-Cary area alone, there are 33,660 employed education, training, and library employees earning an average salary of $44,690. Instructional coordinators in this area earn $56,560/yr and there are 940 employed.
Raleigh lies in Wake county, which is one of the 64 counties in North Carolina. Overall, the Raleigh-Cary area has 499,330 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 0.6% unemployment rate, $20.85/hr average worker wage, and a $43,370 average annual salary. Thus, about 1.882 out of every 1000 jobs in Raleigh are held by instructional coordinators, and 67.420/1000 are held by education, training, and library employees.
Of the 2 instructional technology schools in Raleigh, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Shaw University comes out as the most expensive ($15,124/yr) for instructional technology students, with North Carolina State University at Raleigh as the lowest, reported at only $7,978/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Raleigh|
|Chapel Hill||NC||53,800||1||88.0971||148||22.6 miles|
|Rocky Mount||NC||57,428||2||10.9274||84||48.6 miles|
|High Point||NC||105,064||3||31.8326||88||75.9 miles|
|Winston Salem||NC||-||7||32.3218||230||90.8 miles|