Arlington, TX (population: 385,024) has three construction schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. University of North Texas, the highest ranked school in this group with a construction program, has a total student population of 35,003. It is the 1230th highest ranked school in the USA and the 55th highest in the state of Texas (#1 is Rice University).
Construction students from Arlington 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 Fort Worth-Arlington Metropolitan area alone, there are 930 employed painters, construction and maintenance earning an average salary of $29,220. Construction managers in this area earn $76,500/yr and there are 2,380 employed.
Arlington lies in Tarrant county, which is one of the 154 counties in Texas. Overall, the Fort Worth-Arlington Metropolitan area has 856,430 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.1% unemployment rate, $19.78/hr average worker wage, and a $41,140 average annual salary. Thus, about 2.775 out of every 1000 jobs in Arlington are held by construction managers, and 1.083/1000 are held by painters, construction and maintenance.
Of the 3 construction schools with a 100-mile radius of Arlington, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Westwood College-Ft Worth comes out as the most expensive ($20,957/yr) for construction students, with University of North Texas as the lowest, reported at only $10,409/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Arlington|
|Grand Prairie||TX||167,767||3||23.6315||22||6.4 miles|
|Forth Worth||TX||-||3||11.7915||4||11.4 miles|
|North Richland Hills||TX||67,133||1||26.4697||12||12.9 miles|
|Fort Worth||TX||751,149||10||30.6263||324||12.9 miles|
|Flower Mound||TX||72,721||0||-||0||23.6 miles|