Rapid City, SD (population: 68,063) has five construction management schools within a 1000-mile radius of its city center. Waynesville Career Center, the highest ranked school in this group with a construction management program, has a total student population of 49. It is the 880th highest ranked school in the USA and the 23rd highest in the state of Missouri (#1 is Webster University).
Construction Management students from Rapid City 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 Rapid City area alone, there are 100 employed painters, construction and maintenance earning an average salary of $30,500. Construction managers in this area earn $92,430/yr and there are 50 employed.
Rapid City lies in Pennington county, which is one of the 37 counties in South Dakota. Overall, the Rapid City area has 59,810 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.0% unemployment rate, $16.18/hr average worker wage, and a $33,650 average annual salary. Thus, about 0.905 out of every 1000 jobs in Rapid City are held by construction managers, and 1.697/1000 are held by painters, construction and maintenance.
Of the 5 construction management schools with a 1000-mile radius of Rapid City, 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 Waynesville Career Center as the lowest, reported at only $12,492/yr.
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