High Point, NC (population: 105,064) has one wedding planning school within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Johnson & Wales University-Charlotte has a total student population of 2,452. It is the 5760th highest ranked school in the USA and the 146th highest in the state of North Carolina (#1 is Duke University).
Wedding Planning students from High Point 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 Greensboro-High Point area alone, there are 80 employed travel agents earning an average salary of $29,220. Meeting and convention planners in this area earn $37,820/yr and there are 70 employed.
High Point lies in Guilford county, which is one of the 64 counties in North Carolina. Overall, the Greensboro-High Point area has 349,130 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.1% unemployment rate, $18.78/hr average worker wage, and a $39,060 average annual salary. Thus, about 0.214 out of every 1000 jobs in High Point are held by meeting and convention planners, and 0.228/1000 are held by travel agents.
After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Johnson & Wales University-Charlotte ends up costing a student $22,899/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from High Point|
|Winston Salem||NC||-||7||32.3218||230||16.0 miles|
|Chapel Hill||NC||53,800||1||88.0971||148||53.9 miles|
|Rock Hill||SC||72,341||5||30.0256||144||92.4 miles|