Conroe, TX (population: 61,600) has two retail schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Texas A & M University, the highest ranked school in this group with a retail program, has a total student population of 48,702. It is the 36th highest ranked school in the USA and one of the highest in the state .
Retail students from Conroe 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 Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown area alone, there are 265,520 employed sales and related employees earning an average salary of $38,110. Retail salespersons in this area earn $23,340/yr and there are 82,920 employed.
Conroe lies in Montgomery county, which is one of the 154 counties in Texas. Overall, the Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown area has 2,563,840 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 0.7% unemployment rate, $21.58/hr average worker wage, and a $44,880 average annual salary. Thus, about 32.344 out of every 1000 jobs in Conroe are held by retail salespersons, and 103.564/1000 are held by sales and related employees.
Of the 2 retail schools with a 100-mile radius of Conroe, both of them have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Lamar University comes out as the most expensive ($14,675/yr) for retail students, with Texas A & M University as the lowest, reported at only $11,468/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Conroe|
|The Woodlands||TX||101,065||1||14.626||77||11.1 miles|
|Prairie View||TX||-||1||50.8259||82||34.7 miles|
|South Houston||TX||-||1||23.7623||5||47.6 miles|
|Missouri City||TX||77,622||0||-||0||52.0 miles|
|College Station||TX||90,406||1||0.218495||0||53.7 miles|
|League City||TX||78,312||0||-||0||61.3 miles|
|Texas City||TX||44,907||1||8.31197||63||70.0 miles|