Lexington, KY (population: 279,146) has three media schools within its city limits. Transylvania University, the highest ranked school in the city with a media program, has a total student population of 1,092. It is the 269th highest ranked school in the USA and the 3rd highest in the state of Kentucky (#1 is Centre College).
Media students from Lexington schools who go on to become interactive media designers, media designers, reporters, news reporters, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. Also, Graphic designers make on average $47,820 per year and there are about 200,870 of them employed in the US today.
Lexington lies in Fayette county, which is one of the 55 counties in Kentucky. Overall, the Lexington-Fayette area has 241,910 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 2.6% unemployment rate, $18.95/hr average worker wage, and a $39,410 average annual salary.
Of the 3 media schools in Lexington, none have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, ITT Technical Institute-Lexington comes out as the most expensive ($22,770/yr) for media students, with National College-Lexington as the lowest, reported at only $13,844/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Lexington|
|Saint Catharine||KY||-||1||13.7868||38||49.2 miles|
|Crestview Hills||KY||-||1||24.073||65||68.6 miles|
|New Albany||IN||-||1||50.4945||53||76.1 miles|
|Saint Martin||OH||-||1||11.3716||2||86.8 miles|
|New Boston||OH||-||1||21.3268||7||96.2 miles|