Meadville, PA has three retail schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Bradford School, the highest ranked school in this group with a retail program, has a total student population of 601. It is the 1742nd highest ranked school in the USA and the 155th highest in the state of Pennsylvania (#1 is University of Pennsylvania).
Retail students from Meadville 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 Far Western Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area alone, there are 15,290 employed sales and related employees earning an average salary of $28,590. Retail salespersons in this area earn $24,170/yr and there are 4,970 employed.
Meadville lies in Crawford county, which is one of the 32 counties in Pennsylvania. Overall, the Far Western Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area has 160,510 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.5% unemployment rate, $17.02/hr average worker wage, and a $35,400 average annual salary. Thus, about 30.965 out of every 1000 jobs in Meadville are held by retail salespersons, and 95.260/1000 are held by sales and related employees.
Of the 3 retail schools with a 100-mile radius of Meadville, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Bradford School comes out as the most expensive ($17,962/yr) for retail students, with Community College of Beaver County as the lowest, reported at only $4,128/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Meadville|
|New Wilmington||PA||-||1||66.0236||69||37.1 miles|
|Highland Heights||OH||-||2||31.299||116||68.9 miles|
|Warrensville Heights||OH||-||1||16.9884||13||72.4 miles|
|Cleveland Heights||OH||44,848||1||34.6777||3||73.4 miles|
|Cuyahoga Falls||OH||51,250||1||27.2194||16||78.1 miles|
|North Canton||OH||-||2||20.0373||113||83.9 miles|
|North Olmsted||OH||-||1||26.1035||13||93.1 miles|