Memphis, TN (population: 662,989) has three construction management schools within a 500-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 Memphis 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 Memphis-MS-AR area alone, there are 660 employed painters, construction and maintenance earning an average salary of $35,830. Construction managers in this area earn $65,550/yr and there are 690 employed.
Memphis lies in Shelby county, which is one of the 26 counties in Tennessee. Overall, the Memphis-MS-AR area has 605,630 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.2% unemployment rate, $18.93/hr average worker wage, and a $39,380 average annual salary. Thus, about 1.136 out of every 1000 jobs in Memphis are held by construction managers, and 1.084/1000 are held by painters, construction and maintenance.
Of the 3 construction management schools with a 500-mile radius of Memphis, 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.