Tulsa, OK (population: 387,683) has two retail management schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. NorthWest Arkansas Community College, the highest ranked school in this group with a retail management program, has a total student population of 8,006. It is the 5286th highest ranked school in the USA and the 65th highest in the state of Arkansas (#1 is Harding University).
Retail Management students from Tulsa 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 Tulsa area alone, there are 8,330 employed general and operations managers earning an average salary of $90,690. Firstline supervisors/managers of retail sales workers in this area earn $34,130/yr and there are 4,380 employed.
Tulsa lies in Osage county, which is one of the 41 counties in Oklahoma. Overall, the Tulsa area has 423,270 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.4% unemployment rate, $18.09/hr average worker wage, and a $37,620 average annual salary. Thus, about 10.345 out of every 1000 jobs in Tulsa are held by firstline supervisors/managers of retail sales workers, and 19.670/1000 are held by general and operations managers.
Of the 2 retail management schools with a 100-mile radius of Tulsa, none have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, NorthWest Arkansas Community College comes out as the most expensive ($14,037/yr) for retail management students, with Rose State College as the lowest, reported at only $11,653/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Tulsa|
|Ponca City||OK||-||2||30.535||26||76.2 miles|
|Siloam Springs||AR||-||1||66.9948||62||77.1 miles|
|Arkansas City||KS||-||1||16.4747||36||89.5 miles|
|Midwest City||OK||57,117||2||17.3383||110||93.6 miles|