Russellville, AR has two retail schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Arkansas State University-Beebe, the highest ranked school in this group with a retail program, has a total student population of 4,491. It is the 4342nd highest ranked school in the USA and the 51st highest in the state of Arkansas (#1 is Harding University).
Retail students from Russellville schools who go on to become retail workers, retail managers, retail specialists, retail sales managers, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 4,209,500 people working as retail salespersons alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $24,630. Also, Sales and related employees make on average $36,020 per year and there are about 13,715,050 of them employed in the US today. In fact, in the Central Arkansas nonmetropolitan area alone, there are 8,310 employed sales and related employees earning an average salary of $24,000. Retail salespersons in this area earn $22,140/yr and there are 2,190 employed.
Russellville lies in Pope county, which is one of the 57 counties in Arkansas. Overall, the Central Arkansas nonmetropolitan area has 77,520 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 2.3% unemployment rate, $14.76/hr average worker wage, and a $30,710 average annual salary. Thus, about 28.253 out of every 1000 jobs in Russellville are held by retail salespersons, and 107.194/1000 are held by sales and related employees.
Of the 2 retail schools with a 100-mile radius of Russellville, 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 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 Russellville|
|Hot Springs||AR||-||2||23.3818||62||53.8 miles|
|Little Rock||AR||192,247||12||20.3043||243||58.9 miles|
|North Little Rock||AR||59,309||4||19.2203||72||59.9 miles|
|Mountain Home||AR||-||2||22.9326||37||84.3 miles|