New Albany, IN has two construction schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Western Kentucky University, the highest ranked school in this group with a construction program, has a total student population of 20,712. It is the 1859th highest ranked school in the USA and the 17th highest in the state of Kentucky (#1 is Centre College).
Construction students from New Albany 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 Louisville-Jefferson County-IN area alone, there are 740 employed painters, construction and maintenance earning an average salary of $31,840. Construction managers in this area earn $69,370/yr and there are 1,220 employed.
New Albany lies in Floyd county, which is one of the 39 counties in Indiana. Overall, the Louisville-Jefferson County-IN area has 593,940 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.7% unemployment rate, $19.22/hr average worker wage, and a $39,970 average annual salary. Thus, about 2.049 out of every 1000 jobs in New Albany are held by construction managers, and 1.243/1000 are held by painters, construction and maintenance.
Of the 2 construction schools with a 100-mile radius of New Albany, both of them have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Western Kentucky University comes out as the most expensive ($9,729/yr) for construction students, with Vincennes University as the lowest, reported at only $8,501/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from New Albany|
|Saint Catharine||KY||-||1||13.7868||38||50.5 miles|
|Oakland City||IN||-||1||58.4328||69||82.6 miles|
|Crestview Hills||KY||-||1||24.073||65||84.3 miles|
|Bowling Green||KY||56,941||5||29.5084||365||97.1 miles|