Austin, TX (population: 792,778) has five retail management schools within a 500-mile radius of its city center. Lamar University, the highest ranked school in this group with a retail management program, has a total student population of 13,992. It is the 602nd highest ranked school in the USA and the 29th highest in the state of Texas (#1 is Rice University). To learn more about retail management programs in Austin, ratemyprofessors.com has reviews of retail management professors at Lamar University such as Lyle Boudreaux, Sujin Horwitz, and George Kenyon.
Retail Management students from Austin 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 Austin-Round Rock area alone, there are 11,340 employed general and operations managers earning an average salary of $118,610. Firstline supervisors/managers of retail sales workers in this area earn $39,820/yr and there are 7,190 employed.
Austin lies in Travis county, which is one of the 154 counties in Texas. Overall, the Austin-Round Rock area has 769,370 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 2.3% unemployment rate, $21.72/hr average worker wage, and a $45,180 average annual salary. Thus, about 9.340 out of every 1000 jobs in Austin are held by firstline supervisors/managers of retail sales workers, and 14.733/1000 are held by general and operations managers.
Of the 5 retail management schools with a 500-mile radius of Austin, only 2 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Lamar University comes out as the most expensive ($14,675/yr) for retail management students, with Arkansas State University-Beebe as the lowest, reported at only $6,687/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Austin|
|Cedar Park||TX||72,258||0||-||0||14.6 miles|
|San Antonio||TX||1,402,013||34||23.3851||958||74.4 miles|
|College Station||TX||90,406||1||0.218495||0||88.2 miles|