Memphis, TN (population: 662,989) has one retail management school within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Arkansas Northeastern College has a total student population of 1,914. It is the 5201st highest ranked school in the USA and the 63rd highest in the state of Arkansas (#1 is Harding University).
Retail Management students from Memphis 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 Memphis-MS-AR area alone, there are 8,070 employed general and operations managers earning an average salary of $95,150. Firstline supervisors/managers of retail sales workers in this area earn $40,480/yr and there are 5,190 employed.
Memphis lies in Shelby county, which is one of the 26 counties in Tennessee. Overall, the Memphis-MS-AR area has 605,630 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.2% unemployment rate, $18.93/hr average worker wage, and a $39,380 average annual salary. Thus, about 8.568 out of every 1000 jobs in Memphis are held by firstline supervisors/managers of retail sales workers, and 13.322/1000 are held by general and operations managers.
After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Arkansas Northeastern College ends up costing a student $6,552/yr.