Pensacola, FL (population: 52,942) has eighteen library science schools within a 500-mile radius of its city center. Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College, the highest ranked school in this group with a library science program, has a total student population of 28,643. It is the 121st highest ranked school in the USA and one of the highest in the state .
Library Science students from Pensacola schools who go on to become library science professors, librarians, library scientistss, library and information science professors, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 3,940 people working as library science teachers alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $64,270. Also, Library technicians make on average $31,060 per year and there are about 111,390 of them employed in the US today.
Pensacola lies in Escambia county, which is one of the 49 counties in Florida. Overall, the Pensacola-Ferry Pass-Brent area has 152,000 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 2% unemployment rate, $18/hr average worker wage, and a $36,740 average annual salary.
Of the 18 library science schools with a 500-mile radius of Pensacola, only 12 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Trevecca Nazarene University comes out as the most expensive ($16,124/yr) for library science students, with Itawamba Community College as the lowest, reported at only $3,688/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Pensacola|
|Orange Beach||AL||-||1||9.16962||21||25.0 miles|
|Fort Walton Beach||FL||-||1||18.8268||27||34.2 miles|
|Bay Minette||AL||-||1||14.4825||35||46.3 miles|