Phoenix, AZ (population: 1,635,783) has two construction schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Yavapai College, the highest ranked school in this group with a construction program, has a total student population of 8,276. It is the 4843rd highest ranked school in the USA and the 71st highest in the state of Arizona (#1 is Northern Arizona University).
Construction students from Phoenix schools who go on to become construction area managers, construction workers, construction professionals, construction superintendents, 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 Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale area alone, there are 4,510 employed painters, construction and maintenance earning an average salary of $32,570. Construction managers in this area earn $96,570/yr and there are 2,370 employed.
Phoenix lies in Maricopa county, which is one of the 15 counties in Arizona. Overall, the Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale area has 1,763,410 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1% unemployment rate, $20/hr average worker wage, and a $41,930 average annual salary. Thus, about 1 out of every 1000 jobs in Phoenix are held by construction managers, and 3/1000 are held by painters, construction and maintenance.
Of the 2 construction schools with a 100-mile radius of Phoenix, none have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Yavapai College comes out as the most expensive ($4,664/yr) for construction students, with Yavapai College as the lowest, reported at only $4,664/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Phoenix|
|Casa Grande||AZ||47,388||1||16.7022||3||48.8 miles|
|Prescott Valley||AZ||41,046||1||8.12951||6||75.4 miles|