Durham, NC (population: 235,337) has ten investment schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. East Carolina University, the highest ranked school in this group with an investment program, has a total student population of 27,654. It is the 214th highest ranked school in the USA and the 8th highest in the state of North Carolina (#1 is Duke University).
Investment students from Durham 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.
Durham lies in Durham county, which is one of the 64 counties in North Carolina. Overall, the Durham area has 275,570 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.5% unemployment rate, $24.27/hr average worker wage, and a $50,480 average annual salary.
Of the 10 investment schools with a 100-mile radius of Durham, only 3 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Wake Forest University comes out as the most expensive ($28,737/yr) for investment students, with North Carolina A & T State University as the lowest, reported at only $5,860/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Durham|
|Chapel Hill||NC||53,800||1||88.0971||148||8.1 miles|
|High Point||NC||105,064||3||31.8326||88||61.0 miles|
|Rocky Mount||NC||57,428||2||10.9274||84||61.6 miles|
|Winston Salem||NC||-||7||32.3218||230||75.1 miles|