Dobson, NC has thirty-seven internet schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, the highest ranked school in this group with an internet program, has a total student population of 30,870. It is the 61st highest ranked school in the USA and one of the highest in the state .
Internet students from Dobson schools who go on to become web designers, network engineers, internet technologists, internet technology developers, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. Also, Interior designers make on average $51,990 per year and there are about 46,010 of them employed in the US today.
Dobson lies in Surry county, which is one of the 64 counties in North Carolina. Overall, the Western North Carolina nonmetropolitan area has 195,830 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 0.9% unemployment rate, $15.74/hr average worker wage, and a $32,740 average annual salary.
Of the 37 internet schools with a 100-mile radius of Dobson, only 4 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, The Art Institute of Charlotte comes out as the most expensive ($31,116/yr) for internet students, with Wytheville Community College as the lowest, reported at only $1,335/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Dobson|
|Winston Salem||NC||-||7||32.3218||230||33.6 miles|
|High Point||NC||105,064||3||31.8326||88||49.5 miles|
|Banner Elk||NC||-||1||22.4512||43||66.1 miles|
|Chapel Hill||NC||53,800||1||88.0971||148||99.3 miles|