Virginia Beach, VA (population: 439,564) has thirty-six retail management schools within a 500-mile radius of its city center. University of Pennsylvania, the highest ranked school in this group with a retail management program, has a total student population of 24,599. It is the 5th highest ranked school in the USA and the highest in the state of Pennsylvania. To learn more about retail management programs in Virginia Beach, ratemyprofessors.com has reviews of retail management professors at University of Pennsylvania such as Helene Elting.
Retail Management students from Virginia Beach 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 Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News-NC area alone, there are 7,930 employed general and operations managers earning an average salary of $106,470. Firstline supervisors/managers of retail sales workers in this area earn $37,290/yr and there are 7,070 employed.
Virginia Beach lies in Virginia Beach county, which is one of the 61 counties in Virginia. Overall, the Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News-NC area has 735,390 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 0.9% unemployment rate, $19.28/hr average worker wage, and a $40,100 average annual salary. Thus, about 9.619 out of every 1000 jobs in Virginia Beach are held by firstline supervisors/managers of retail sales workers, and 10.783/1000 are held by general and operations managers.
Of the 36 retail management schools with a 500-mile radius of Virginia Beach, only 14 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Simmons College comes out as the most expensive ($34,498/yr) for retail management students, with West Virginia State Community and Technical College as the lowest, reported at only $2,063/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Virginia Beach|
|Newport News||VA||182,057||4||29.3064||58||35.1 miles|
|Highland Springs||VA||-||1||3.25189||0||90.3 miles|