Kennesaw, GA has nine wedding planning schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Griffin Technical College, the highest ranked school in this group with a wedding planning program, has a total student population of 5,185. It is the 4299th highest ranked school in the USA and the 98th highest in the state of Georgia (#1 is Emory University).
Wedding Planning students from Kennesaw 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 Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta area alone, there are 1,060 employed travel agents earning an average salary of $35,540. Meeting and convention planners in this area earn $49,160/yr and there are 1,890 employed.
Kennesaw lies in Cobb county, which is one of the 106 counties in Georgia. Overall, the Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta area has 2,290,890 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 0% unemployment rate, $22/hr average worker wage, and a $45,520 average annual salary. Thus, about 1 out of every 1000 jobs in Kennesaw are held by meeting and convention planners, and 0/1000 are held by travel agents.
Of the 9 wedding planning schools with a 100-mile radius of Kennesaw, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Athens Technical College comes out as the most expensive ($14,421/yr) for wedding planning students, with Griffin Technical College as the lowest, reported at only $4,295/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Kennesaw|
|North Atlanta||GA||51,827||0||-||0||19.9 miles|
|East Point||GA||43,748||1||19.2965||19||25.8 miles|
|Mount Berry||GA||-||1||63.3969||60||36.9 miles|
|Rock Spring||GA||-||1||1.08982||0||65.9 miles|
|Toccoa Falls||GA||-||1||28.3429||33||82.0 miles|