Savannah, GA (population: 133,244) has four wedding planning schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Altamaha Technical College, the highest ranked school in this group with a wedding planning program, has a total student population of 1,551. It is the 3477th highest ranked school in the USA and the 72nd highest in the state of Georgia (#1 is Emory University).
Wedding Planning students from Savannah 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 Savannah area alone, there are 30 employed travel agents earning an average salary of $34,880. Meeting and convention planners in this area earn $39,910/yr and there are 80 employed.
Savannah lies in Chatham county, which is one of the 106 counties in Georgia. Overall, the Savannah area has 150,120 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1% unemployment rate, $19/hr average worker wage, and a $38,930 average annual salary. Thus, about 1 out of every 1000 jobs in Savannah are held by meeting and convention planners, and 0/1000 are held by travel agents.
Of the 4 wedding planning schools with a 100-mile radius of Savannah, none have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, The Art Institute of Charleston comes out as the most expensive ($45,006/yr) for wedding planning students, with College of Coastal Georgia as the lowest, reported at only $5,605/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Savannah|
|North Charleston||SC||99,930||3||24.6487||24||88.5 miles|
|Mount Pleasant||SC||67,849||4||14.9584||103||92.5 miles|