Baltimore, MD (population: 632,410) has four carpentry schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology, the highest ranked school in this group with a carpentry program, has a total student population of 887. It is the 1637th highest ranked school in the USA and the 150th highest in the state of Pennsylvania (#1 is University of Pennsylvania).
Carpentry students from Baltimore schools who go on to become carpenters, construction managers, construction workers, construction engineers, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 743,760 people working as carpenters alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $43,640. Also, Construction laborers make on average $33,190 per year and there are about 856,440 of them employed in the US today. In fact, in the Baltimore-Towson area alone, there are 8,460 employed construction laborers earning an average salary of $28,900. Carpenters in this area earn $41,850/yr and there are 6,400 employed.
Baltimore lies in Baltimore county, which is one of the 16 counties in Maryland. Overall, the Baltimore-Towson area has 1,259,140 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.2% unemployment rate, $23.40/hr average worker wage, and a $48,670 average annual salary. Thus, about 5.081 out of every 1000 jobs in Baltimore are held by carpenters, and 6.717/1000 are held by construction laborers.
Of the 4 carpentry schools with a 100-mile radius of Baltimore, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Lancaster County Career and Technology Center comes out as the most expensive ($23,472/yr) for carpentry students, with Delaware County Community College as the lowest, reported at only $5,825/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Baltimore|
|Ellicott City||MD||73,232||0||-||0||12.0 miles|
|Owings Mills||MD||-||2||12.2029||18||12.3 miles|
|Aspen Hill||MD||53,748||0||-||0||29.1 miles|
|Takoma Park||MD||-||1||13.9013||66||30.8 miles|
|Montgomery Village||MD||43,313||0||-||0||32.2 miles|
|North Bethesda||MD||48,357||0||-||0||32.7 miles|
|Capitol Heights||MD||-||1||32.1418||6||33.1 miles|
|North East||MD||-||1||7.7142||47||41.3 miles|
|Falls Church||VA||-||1||13.4471||18||41.7 miles|