Winston Salem, NC has nine construction schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, the highest ranked school in this group with a construction program, has a total student population of 30,870. It is the 61st highest ranked school in the USA and one of the highest in the state .
Construction students from Winston Salem 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.
Of the 9 construction schools with a 100-mile radius of Winston Salem, only 2 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University comes out as the most expensive ($14,429/yr) for construction students, with Wytheville Community College as the lowest, reported at only $1,335/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Winston Salem|
|High Point||NC||105,064||3||31.8326||88||16.0 miles|
|Chapel Hill||NC||53,800||1||88.0971||148||68.4 miles|
|Banner Elk||NC||-||1||22.4512||43||91.0 miles|
|Rock Hill||SC||72,341||5||30.0256||144||91.6 miles|