Atlanta, GA (population: 571,861) has three retail management schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Athens Technical College, the highest ranked school in this group with a retail management program, has a total student population of 5,167. It is the 4943rd highest ranked school in the USA and the 128th highest in the state of Georgia (#1 is Emory University).
Retail Management students from Atlanta schools who go on to become retail managers, retail specialists, retail sales managers, retail professionals, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 1,163,040 people working as firstline supervisors/managers of retail sales workers alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $39,130. Also, General and operations managers make on average $110,550 per year and there are about 1,689,680 of them employed in the US today. In fact, in the Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta area alone, there are 51,080 employed general and operations managers earning an average salary of $104,740. Firstline supervisors/managers of retail sales workers in this area earn $37,550/yr and there are 21,100 employed.
Atlanta lies in Fulton county, which is one of the 106 counties in Georgia. Overall, the Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta area has 2,290,890 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 0% unemployment rate, $22/hr average worker wage, and a $45,520 average annual salary. Thus, about 9 out of every 1000 jobs in Atlanta are held by firstline supervisors/managers of retail sales workers, and 22/1000 are held by general and operations managers.
Of the 3 retail management schools with a 100-mile radius of Atlanta, none have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Athens Technical College comes out as the most expensive ($14,421/yr) for retail management students, with Gwinnett Technical College as the lowest, reported at only $6,073/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Atlanta|
|East Point||GA||43,748||1||19.2965||19||6.9 miles|
|North Atlanta||GA||51,827||0||-||0||8.6 miles|
|Mount Berry||GA||-||1||63.3969||60||56.4 miles|
|Toccoa Falls||GA||-||1||28.3429||33||83.8 miles|
|Rock Spring||GA||-||1||1.08982||0||87.3 miles|
|Fort Valley||GA||-||1||21.9471||51||89.0 miles|
|Warner Robins||GA||64,183||3||21.3509||61||91.8 miles|
|Phenix City||AL||-||1||9.50663||23||95.3 miles|