Portland, OR (population: 573,530) has two construction management schools within a 1500-mile radius of its city center. ITT Technical Institute–Clive, the highest ranked school in this group with a construction management program, has a total student population of 186. It is the 5811th highest ranked school in the USA and the 86th highest in the state of Iowa (#1 is Luther College).
Construction Management students from Portland schools who go on to become construction superintendents, construction managers, contractors, subcontractors, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 204,760 people working as construction managers alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $93,290. Also, Painters, construction and maintenance make on average $37,320 per year and there are about 214,240 of them employed in the US today. In fact, in the Portland-Vancouver-Beaverton-WA area alone, there are 2,390 employed painters, construction and maintenance earning an average salary of $33,920. Construction managers in this area earn $90,150/yr and there are 1,570 employed.
Portland lies in Clackamas county, which is one of the 16 counties in Oregon. Overall, the Portland-Vancouver-Beaverton-WA area has 993,470 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 0.6% unemployment rate, $22.15/hr average worker wage, and a $46,080 average annual salary. Thus, about 1.581 out of every 1000 jobs in Portland are held by construction managers, and 2.406/1000 are held by painters, construction and maintenance.
Of the 2 construction management schools with a 1500-mile radius of Portland, none have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, ITT Technical Institute–Clive comes out as the most expensive ($23,627/yr) for construction management students, with ITT Technical Institute–Clive as the lowest, reported at only $23,627/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Portland|
|Oregon City||OR||-||1||13.6089||75||12.9 miles|
|The Dalles||OR||-||1||11.3829||21||71.8 miles|