Knoxville, TN (population: 187,071) has three leadership schools within its city limits. The University of Tennessee, the highest ranked school in the city with a leadership program, has a total student population of 29,934. It is the 932nd highest ranked school in the USA and the 16th highest in the state of Tennessee (#1 is Vanderbilt University).
Leadership students from Knoxville schools who go on to become organizational leadership consultants, business coaches, business leaders, leaders, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 205,020 people working as training and development specialists alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $55,310. Also, Industrialorganizational psychologists make on average $102,570 per year and there are about 1,710 of them employed in the US today.
Knoxville lies in Knox county, which is one of the 26 counties in Tennessee. Overall, the Knoxville area has 324,080 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.0% unemployment rate, $18.18/hr average worker wage, and a $37,820 average annual salary.
Of the 3 leadership schools in Knoxville, only 2 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, South College comes out as the most expensive ($22,450/yr) for leadership students, with Pellissippi State Technical Community College as the lowest, reported at only $5,825/yr.
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