Columbus, OH (population: 768,662) has four construction schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Vanguard Career Center, the highest ranked school in this group with a construction program, has a total student population of 38. It is the 877th highest ranked school in the USA and the 43rd highest in the state of Ohio (#1 is Ohio State University-Main Campus).
Construction students from Columbus 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 Columbus area alone, there are 800 employed painters, construction and maintenance earning an average salary of $34,010. Construction managers in this area earn $101,340/yr and there are 1,130 employed.
Columbus lies in Delaware county, which is one of the 36 counties in Ohio. Overall, the Columbus area has 908,190 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 0.9% unemployment rate, $20.70/hr average worker wage, and a $43,070 average annual salary. Thus, about 1.248 out of every 1000 jobs in Columbus are held by construction managers, and 0.881/1000 are held by painters, construction and maintenance.
Of the 4 construction schools with a 100-mile radius of Columbus, none have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Wayne County Schools Career Center comes out as the most expensive ($11,550/yr) for construction students, with Lorain County Joint Vocational School District as the lowest, reported at only $5,005/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Columbus|
|Canal Winchester||OH||-||1||0.0||0||13.7 miles|
|Concord Twp||OH||-||1||37.8234||22||46.5 miles|
|Yellow Springs||OH||-||2||0.482738||0||49.3 miles|
|Saint Martin||OH||-||1||11.3716||2||72.1 miles|
|Rio Grande||OH||-||3||18.3873||146||83.4 miles|
|New Boston||OH||-||1||21.3268||7||85.7 miles|
|New Philadelphia||OH||-||2||20.6614||41||88.6 miles|