Carrollton, TX (population: 130,013) has two aviation schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Tarleton State University, the highest ranked school in this group with an aviation program, has a total student population of 10,424. It is the 484th highest ranked school in the USA and the 19th highest in the state of Texas (#1 is Rice University).
Aviation students from Carrollton schools who go on to become aviation safety inspectors, aerospace engineers, aviators, aviation engineers, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. Also, Aerospace engineering and operations technicians make on average $59,820 per year and there are about 7,940 of them employed in the US today.
Carrollton lies in Denton county, which is one of the 154 counties in Texas. Overall, the Dallas-Plano-Irving Metropolitan area has 2,047,600 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 0.6% unemployment rate, $22.17/hr average worker wage, and a $46,110 average annual salary.
Of the 2 aviation schools with a 100-mile radius of Carrollton, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Tarleton State University comes out as the most expensive ($13,351/yr) for aviation students, with Mountain View College as the lowest, reported at only $6,816/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Carrollton|
|Flower Mound||TX||72,721||0||-||0||11.4 miles|
|North Richland Hills||TX||67,133||1||26.4697||12||20.6 miles|
|Grand Prairie||TX||167,767||3||23.6315||22||21.9 miles|
|Fort Worth||TX||751,149||10||30.6263||324||30.5 miles|
|Forth Worth||TX||-||3||11.7915||4||30.5 miles|