Fort Wayne, IN (population: 253,250) has two construction schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. University of Toledo, the highest ranked school in this group with a construction program, has a total student population of 23,064. It is the 2608th highest ranked school in the USA and the 145th highest in the state of Ohio (#1 is Ohio State University-Main Campus).
Construction students from Fort Wayne 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 Fort Wayne area alone, there are 320 employed painters, construction and maintenance earning an average salary of $43,200. Construction managers in this area earn $77,960/yr and there are 320 employed.
Fort Wayne lies in Allen county, which is one of the 39 counties in Indiana. Overall, the Fort Wayne area has 203,450 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.5% unemployment rate, $18.72/hr average worker wage, and a $38,930 average annual salary. Thus, about 1.597 out of every 1000 jobs in Fort Wayne are held by construction managers, and 1.587/1000 are held by painters, construction and maintenance.
Of the 2 construction schools with a 100-mile radius of Fort Wayne, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, ITT Technical Institute-Indianapolis comes out as the most expensive ($23,445/yr) for construction students, with University of Toledo as the lowest, reported at only $14,248/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Fort Wayne|
|North Manchester||IN||-||1||55.0629||70||33.1 miles|
|Notre Dame||IN||-||1||49.129||10||72.1 miles|
|South Bend||IN||103,173||4||21.2634||164||72.3 miles|
|Spring Arbor||MI||-||1||60.8655||91||84.2 miles|
|Battle Creek||MI||51,817||3||15.2077||137||85.2 miles|
|Concord Twp||OH||-||1||37.8234||22||92.5 miles|