Huntsville, AL (population: 185,501) has one wedding planning school within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Dalton State College has a total student population of 5,722. It is the 4837th highest ranked school in the USA and the 121st highest in the state of Georgia (#1 is Emory University).
Wedding Planning students from Huntsville schools who go on to become wedding planners, event planners, wedding consultants, bridal consultants, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 51,530 people working as meeting and convention planners alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $48,060. Also, Travel agents make on average $32,450 per year and there are about 76,990 of them employed in the US today. In fact, in the Huntsville area alone, there are 80 employed travel agents earning an average salary of $30,810. Meeting and convention planners in this area earn $46,990/yr and there are 40 employed.
Huntsville lies in Madison county, which is one of the 67 counties in Alabama. Overall, the Huntsville area has 205,550 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 2% unemployment rate, $22/hr average worker wage, and a $46,220 average annual salary. Thus, about 0 out of every 1000 jobs in Huntsville are held by meeting and convention planners, and 0/1000 are held by travel agents.
After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Dalton State College ends up costing a student $5,309/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Huntsville|
|Rock Spring||GA||-||1||1.08982||0||79.2 miles|
|Mount Berry||GA||-||1||63.3969||60||87.8 miles|