Nashville, TN (population: 605,197) has forty-six retail management schools within a 500-mile radius of its city center. University of Wisconsin-Madison, the highest ranked school in this group with a retail management program, has a total student population of 41,654. It is the 23rd highest ranked school in the USA and the highest in the state of Wisconsin.
Retail Management students from Nashville 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 Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin area alone, there are 12,630 employed general and operations managers earning an average salary of $99,900. Firstline supervisors/managers of retail sales workers in this area earn $40,040/yr and there are 7,270 employed.
Nashville lies in Davidson county, which is one of the 26 counties in Tennessee. Overall, the Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin area has 719,830 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 0.7% unemployment rate, $19.13/hr average worker wage, and a $39,790 average annual salary. Thus, about 10.106 out of every 1000 jobs in Nashville are held by firstline supervisors/managers of retail sales workers, and 17.549/1000 are held by general and operations managers.
Of the 46 retail management schools with a 500-mile radius of Nashville, only 14 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Lindenwood University comes out as the most expensive ($26,896/yr) for retail management students, with Illinois Eastern Community Colleges-Olney Central College as the lowest, reported at only $1,887/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Nashville|
|Bowling Green||KY||56,941||5||29.5084||365||58.5 miles|