Rochester, NY (population: 205,236) has two retail schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Niagara County Community College, the highest ranked school in this group with a retail program, has a total student population of 7,279. It is the 4921st highest ranked school in the USA and the 332nd highest in the state of New York (#1 is Columbia University in the City of New York).
Retail students from Rochester 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 Rochester area alone, there are 47,990 employed sales and related employees earning an average salary of $35,010. Retail salespersons in this area earn $23,840/yr and there are 15,160 employed.
Rochester lies in Monroe county, which is one of the 28 counties in New York. Overall, the Rochester area has 489,460 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 0.9% unemployment rate, $20.32/hr average worker wage, and a $42,270 average annual salary. Thus, about 30.981 out of every 1000 jobs in Rochester are held by retail salespersons, and 98.044/1000 are held by sales and related employees.
Of the 2 retail schools with a 100-mile radius of Rochester, none have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Genesee Community College comes out as the most expensive ($6,291/yr) for retail students, with Niagara County Community College as the lowest, reported at only $4,252/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Rochester|
|Niagara Falls||NY||50,692||1||24.6139||10||70.9 miles|
|Painted Post||NY||-||1||33.1704||2||74.7 miles|