Nashville, TN (population: 605,197) has one construction school within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Western Kentucky University 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 Nashville 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 Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin area alone, there are 620 employed painters, construction and maintenance earning an average salary of $30,750. Construction managers in this area earn $71,910/yr and there are 1,270 employed.
Nashville lies in Davidson county, which is one of the 26 counties in Tennessee. Overall, the Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin area has 719,830 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 0.7% unemployment rate, $19.13/hr average worker wage, and a $39,790 average annual salary. Thus, about 1.765 out of every 1000 jobs in Nashville are held by construction managers, and 0.860/1000 are held by painters, construction and maintenance.
After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Western Kentucky University ends up costing a student $9,729/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Nashville|
|Bowling Green||KY||56,941||5||29.5084||365||58.5 miles|