Cary, NC (population: 145,939) has one wedding planning school within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Nash Community College has a total student population of 3,219. It is the 5867th highest ranked school in the USA and the 150th highest in the state of North Carolina (#1 is Duke University).
Wedding Planning students from Cary 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 Durham area alone, there are 80 employed travel agents earning an average salary of $53,400. Meeting and convention planners in this area earn $47,920/yr and there are 120 employed.
Cary lies in Chatham county, which is one of the 64 counties in North Carolina. Overall, the Durham area has 275,570 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.5% unemployment rate, $24.27/hr average worker wage, and a $50,480 average annual salary. Thus, about 0.421 out of every 1000 jobs in Cary are held by meeting and convention planners, and 0.273/1000 are held by travel agents.
After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Nash Community College ends up costing a student $481/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Cary|
|Chapel Hill||NC||53,800||1||88.0971||148||17.0 miles|
|Rocky Mount||NC||57,428||2||10.9274||84||56.9 miles|
|High Point||NC||105,064||3||31.8326||88||68.7 miles|
|Winston Salem||NC||-||7||32.3218||230||83.9 miles|