Asheville, NC (population: 75,836) has two social science schools within its city limits. University of North Carolina at Asheville, the highest ranked school in the city with a social science program, has a total student population of 3,897. It is the 235th highest ranked school in the USA and the 9th highest in the state of North Carolina (#1 is Duke University). To learn more about social science programs in Asheville, ratemyprofessors.com has reviews of social science professors at University of North Carolina at Asheville such as Judy Beck, Chuck Bennett, Keith Bramlett, Tim Forrest, Volker Frank, and Haas.
Social Science students from Asheville schools who go on to become social scientists, legislators, politicians, professors, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 29,250 people working as social scientists and related workers alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $73,450. Also, Sociologists make on average $76,190 per year and there are about 4,430 of them employed in the US today.
Asheville lies in Buncombe county, which is one of the 64 counties in North Carolina. Overall, the Asheville area has 169,720 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.0% unemployment rate, $17.31/hr average worker wage, and a $36,010 average annual salary.
Of the 2 social science schools in Asheville, none have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, University of North Carolina at Asheville comes out as the most expensive ($8,209/yr) for social science students, with Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College as the lowest, reported at only $7,538/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Asheville|
|Banner Elk||NC||-||1||22.4512||43||55.9 miles|
|Toccoa Falls||GA||-||1||28.3429||33||81.6 miles|
|Rock Hill||SC||72,341||5||30.0256||144||96.3 miles|