Memphis, TN (population: 662,989) has five leadership schools within its city limits. Rhodes College, the highest ranked school in the city with a leadership program, has a total student population of 1,673. It is the 123rd highest ranked school in the USA and the 2nd highest in the state of Tennessee (#1 is Vanderbilt University).
Leadership students from Memphis 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.
Memphis lies in Shelby county, which is one of the 26 counties in Tennessee. Overall, the Memphis-MS-AR area has 605,630 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.2% unemployment rate, $18.93/hr average worker wage, and a $39,380 average annual salary.
Of the 5 leadership schools in Memphis, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Rhodes College comes out as the most expensive ($25,801/yr) for leadership students, with Southwest Tennessee Community College as the lowest, reported at only $4,338/yr.