Brevard, NC has five wedding planning schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Bob Jones University, the highest ranked school in this group with a wedding planning program, has a total student population of 3,956. It is the 2593rd highest ranked school in the USA and the 30th highest in the state of South Carolina (#1 is Clemson University).
Wedding Planning students from Brevard 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.
Brevard lies in Transylvania county, which is one of the 64 counties in North Carolina. Overall, the Western North Carolina nonmetropolitan area has 195,830 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 0.9% unemployment rate, $15.74/hr average worker wage, and a $32,740 average annual salary.
Of the 5 wedding planning schools with a 100-mile radius of Brevard, 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 Greenville Technical College as the lowest, reported at only $8,687/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Brevard|
|Toccoa Falls||GA||-||1||28.3429||33||56.7 miles|
|Banner Elk||NC||-||1||22.4512||43||80.5 miles|
|Rock Hill||SC||72,341||5||30.0256||144||98.6 miles|