Gastonia, NC (population: 75,340) has fourteen investment schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Appalachian State University, the highest ranked school in this group with an investment program, has a total student population of 16,968. It is the 130th highest ranked school in the USA and one of the highest in the state .
Investment students from Gastonia 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.
Gastonia lies in Gaston county, which is one of the 64 counties in North Carolina. Overall, the Charlotte-Gastonia-Concord-SC area has 837,820 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 0.9% unemployment rate, $21.10/hr average worker wage, and a $43,890 average annual salary.
Of the 14 investment schools with a 100-mile radius of Gastonia, only 6 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 Gastonia|
|Rock Hill||SC||72,341||5||30.0256||144||22.9 miles|
|Banner Elk||NC||-||1||22.4512||43||74.4 miles|
|Winston Salem||NC||-||7||32.3218||230||78.5 miles|
|High Point||NC||105,064||3||31.8326||88||82.9 miles|