West Lafayette, IN has two construction schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. ITT Technical Institute-Indianapolis, the highest ranked school in this group with a construction program, has a total student population of 6,205. It is the 3484th highest ranked school in the USA and the 72nd highest in the state of Indiana (#1 is Indiana University-Bloomington).
Construction students from West Lafayette 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 Lafayette area alone, there are 120 employed painters, construction and maintenance earning an average salary of $31,990. Construction managers in this area earn $81,390/yr and there are 50 employed.
West Lafayette lies in Tippecanoe county, which is one of the 39 counties in Indiana. Overall, the Lafayette area has 82,320 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 2.4% unemployment rate, $18.49/hr average worker wage, and a $38,460 average annual salary. Thus, about 0.588 out of every 1000 jobs in West Lafayette are held by construction managers, and 1.453/1000 are held by painters, construction and maintenance.
Of the 2 construction schools with a 100-mile radius of West Lafayette, none have 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 Westwood College-River Oaks as the lowest, reported at only $18,189/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from West Lafayette|
|Terre Haute||IN||60,269||5||28.5376||204||70.7 miles|
|North Manchester||IN||-||1||55.0629||70||71.8 miles|
|University Park||IL||-||2||26.7847||216||81.0 miles|
|Chicago Heights||IL||-||1||9.7858||55||83.8 miles|
|Calumet City||IL||-||1||19.3758||27||88.5 miles|
|Michigan City||IN||-||1||15.3669||17||88.7 miles|
|South Holland||IL||-||1||10.1002||61||89.1 miles|
|Tinley Park||IL||60,149||0||-||0||91.8 miles|
|Oak Forest||IL||-||1||38.4537||3||92.4 miles|
|South Bend||IN||103,173||4||21.2634||164||92.9 miles|
|Blue Island||IL||-||2||31.6013||8||94.2 miles|