Carlisle, PA has seven retail schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. York College Pennsylvania, the highest ranked school in this group with a retail program, has a total student population of 5,564. It is the 294th highest ranked school in the USA and the 26th highest in the state of Pennsylvania (#1 is University of Pennsylvania).
Retail students from Carlisle 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 Harrisburg-Carlisle area alone, there are 28,970 employed sales and related employees earning an average salary of $33,310. Retail salespersons in this area earn $25,080/yr and there are 9,410 employed.
Carlisle lies in Cumberland county, which is one of the 32 counties in Pennsylvania. Overall, the Harrisburg-Carlisle area has 310,690 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.3% unemployment rate, $20.26/hr average worker wage, and a $42,140 average annual salary. Thus, about 30.287 out of every 1000 jobs in Carlisle are held by retail salespersons, and 93.244/1000 are held by sales and related employees.
Of the 7 retail schools with a 100-mile radius of Carlisle, only 3 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Commonwealth Technical Institute comes out as the most expensive ($26,329/yr) for retail students, with Delaware County Community College as the lowest, reported at only $5,825/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Carlisle|
|State College||PA||-||2||29.8064||24||53.8 miles|
|Owings Mills||MD||-||2||12.2029||18||58.5 miles|
|Ellicott City||MD||73,232||0||-||0||67.4 miles|
|Montgomery Village||MD||43,313||0||-||0||70.7 miles|
|Lincoln University||PA||-||1||24.1268||75||72.5 miles|
|Aspen Hill||MD||53,748||0||-||0||77.2 miles|
|North East||MD||-||1||7.7142||47||78.5 miles|