Mitchell, SD has two construction management schools within a 500-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 Mitchell 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 Eastern South Dakota nonmetropolitan area alone, there are 90 employed painters, construction and maintenance earning an average salary of $27,420. Construction managers in this area earn $77,810/yr and there are 40 employed.
Mitchell lies in Davison county, which is one of the 37 counties in South Dakota. Overall, the Eastern South Dakota nonmetropolitan area has 123,140 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 0.7% unemployment rate, $15.15/hr average worker wage, and a $31,510 average annual salary. Thus, about 0.344 out of every 1000 jobs in Mitchell are held by construction managers, and 0.697/1000 are held by painters, construction and maintenance.
Of the 2 construction management schools with a 500-mile radius of Mitchell, 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–Madison as the lowest, reported at only $22,571/yr.