Raleigh, NC (population: 421,938) has two insurance schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. CET-Durham, the highest ranked school in this group with an insurance program, has a total student population of 197. It is the 4059th highest ranked school in the USA and the 75th highest in the state of North Carolina (#1 is Duke University).
Insurance students from Raleigh schools who go on to become insurance agents, insurance brokers, insurance consultants, insurance managers, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 10,960 people working as insurance appraisers, auto damage alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $56,180. Also, Insurance sales agents make on average $61,330 per year and there are about 325,710 of them employed in the US today. In fact, in the Raleigh-Cary area alone, there are 1,040 employed insurance sales agents earning an average salary of $58,840. Insurance appraisers, auto damage in this area earn $56,770/yr and there are 110 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 0.225 out of every 1000 jobs in Raleigh are held by insurance appraisers, auto damage, and 2.073/1000 are held by insurance sales agents.
Of the 2 insurance schools with a 100-mile radius of Raleigh, none have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, CET-Durham comes out as the most expensive ($16,366/yr) for insurance students, with Nash Community College as the lowest, reported at only $481/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|