Baltimore, MD (population: 632,410) has four construction schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Lebanon County Area Vocational Technical School, the highest ranked school in this group with a construction program, has a total student population of 101. It is the 2767th highest ranked school in the USA and the 233rd highest in the state of Pennsylvania (#1 is University of Pennsylvania).
Construction students from Baltimore 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 Baltimore-Towson area alone, there are 1,970 employed painters, construction and maintenance earning an average salary of $35,280. Construction managers in this area earn $86,180/yr and there are 3,230 employed.
Baltimore lies in Baltimore county, which is one of the 16 counties in Maryland. Overall, the Baltimore-Towson area has 1,259,140 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.2% unemployment rate, $23.40/hr average worker wage, and a $48,670 average annual salary. Thus, about 2.561 out of every 1000 jobs in Baltimore are held by construction managers, and 1.568/1000 are held by painters, construction and maintenance.
Of the 4 construction schools with a 100-mile radius of Baltimore, none have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Westwood College-Arlington Ballston comes out as the most expensive ($21,688/yr) for construction students, with Lebanon County Area Vocational Technical School as the lowest, reported at only $7,656/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Baltimore|
|Ellicott City||MD||73,232||0||-||0||12.0 miles|
|Owings Mills||MD||-||2||12.2029||18||12.3 miles|
|Aspen Hill||MD||53,748||0||-||0||29.1 miles|
|Takoma Park||MD||-||1||13.9013||66||30.8 miles|
|Montgomery Village||MD||43,313||0||-||0||32.2 miles|
|North Bethesda||MD||48,357||0||-||0||32.7 miles|
|Capitol Heights||MD||-||1||32.1418||6||33.1 miles|
|North East||MD||-||1||7.7142||47||41.3 miles|
|Falls Church||VA||-||1||13.4471||18||41.7 miles|