Myrtle Beach, SC has twenty-six vocational schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. University of North Carolina-Wilmington, the highest ranked school in this group with a vocational program, has a total student population of 12,924. It is the 151st highest ranked school in the USA and the 6th highest in the state of North Carolina (#1 is Duke University).
Vocational students from Myrtle Beach schools who go on to become vocational educators, event planners, landscape architects, landscape designers, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 114,420 people working as vocational education teachers alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $52,030. Also, Middle school teachers make on average $53,550 per year and there are about 665,420 of them employed in the US today.
Myrtle Beach lies in Horry county, which is one of the 27 counties in South Carolina. Overall, the Myrtle Beach-North Myrtle Beach-Conway area has 110,810 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.1% unemployment rate, $14.74/hr average worker wage, and a $30,670 average annual salary.
Of the 26 vocational schools with a 100-mile radius of Myrtle Beach, only 3 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Miller-Motte College comes out as the most expensive ($28,612/yr) for vocational students, with Robeson Community College as the lowest, reported at only $2,229/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Myrtle Beach|
|Mount Pleasant||SC||67,849||4||14.9584||103||82.4 miles|
|North Charleston||SC||99,930||3||24.6487||24||85.7 miles|