Asheville, NC (population: 75,836) has ten investment schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Clemson University, the highest ranked school in this group with an investment program, has a total student population of 19,111. It is the 86th highest ranked school in the USA and the highest in the state of South Carolina.
Investment students from Asheville schools who go on to become investment managers, investment bankers, finance analysts, financial planners, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. Also, Personal financial advisors make on average $94,180 per year and there are about 149,460 of them employed in the US today.
Asheville lies in Buncombe county, which is one of the 64 counties in North Carolina. Overall, the Asheville area has 169,720 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.0% unemployment rate, $17.31/hr average worker wage, and a $36,010 average annual salary.
Of the 10 investment schools with a 100-mile radius of Asheville, only 4 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Wofford College comes out as the most expensive ($23,218/yr) for investment students, with Western Carolina University as the lowest, reported at only $7,622/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Asheville|
|Banner Elk||NC||-||1||22.4512||43||55.9 miles|
|Toccoa Falls||GA||-||1||28.3429||33||81.6 miles|
|Rock Hill||SC||72,341||5||30.0256||144||96.3 miles|