Longview, TX (population: 78,112) has seventeen retail schools within a 500-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 Longview 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 Longview area alone, there are 11,080 employed sales and related employees earning an average salary of $33,350. Retail salespersons in this area earn $22,570/yr and there are 3,460 employed.
Longview lies in Gregg county, which is one of the 154 counties in Texas. Overall, the Longview area has 94,330 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 2.3% unemployment rate, $17.34/hr average worker wage, and a $36,070 average annual salary. Thus, about 36.701 out of every 1000 jobs in Longview are held by retail salespersons, and 117.502/1000 are held by sales and related employees.
Of the 17 retail schools with a 500-mile radius of Longview, only 6 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Lindenwood University comes out as the most expensive ($26,896/yr) for retail students, with John A Logan College as the lowest, reported at only $2,714/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Longview|
|Bossier City||LA||63,292||2||15.0075||49||64.2 miles|