San Antonio, TX (population: 1,402,013) has two carpentry schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Coastal Bend College, the highest ranked school in this group with a carpentry program, has a total student population of 4,196. It is the 5206th highest ranked school in the USA and the 295th highest in the state of Texas (#1 is Rice University).
Carpentry students from San Antonio 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 San Antonio area alone, there are 7,810 employed construction laborers earning an average salary of $22,630. Carpenters in this area earn $32,650/yr and there are 3,630 employed.
San Antonio lies in Bexar county, which is one of the 154 counties in Texas. Overall, the San Antonio area has 837,030 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 0.9% unemployment rate, $18.25/hr average worker wage, and a $37,970 average annual salary. Thus, about 4.337 out of every 1000 jobs in San Antonio are held by carpenters, and 9.334/1000 are held by construction laborers.
Of the 2 carpentry schools with a 100-mile radius of San Antonio, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Austin Community College District comes out as the most expensive ($7,469/yr) for carpentry students, with Coastal Bend College as the lowest, reported at only $4,285/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from San Antonio|
|Cedar Park||TX||72,258||0||-||0||83.3 miles|