Fairmont, WV has one media school within its city limits. Fairmont State University has a total student population of 4,574. It is the 3596th highest ranked school in the USA and the 50th highest in the state of West Virginia (#1 is Marshall University).
Media students from Fairmont 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.
Fairmont lies in Marion county, which is one of the 16 counties in West Virginia. Overall, the North Central West Virginia nonmetropolitan area has 138,560 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.3% unemployment rate, $15.71/hr average worker wage, and a $32,690 average annual salary.
After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Fairmont State University ends up costing a student $10,217/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Fairmont|
|Saint Clairsville||OH||-||2||11.9339||47||57.4 miles|
|Bel Air||MD||-||2||17.834||59||69.7 miles|
|New Philadelphia||OH||-||2||20.6614||41||98.0 miles|