San Antonio, TX (population: 1,402,013) has fifteen construction schools within a 500-mile radius of its city center. University of Oklahoma Norman Campus, the highest ranked school in this group with a construction program, has a total student population of 25,881. It is the 919th highest ranked school in the USA and the 7th highest in the state of Oklahoma (#1 is Oklahoma City University).
Construction students from San Antonio 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 San Antonio area alone, there are 1,310 employed painters, construction and maintenance earning an average salary of $30,020. Construction managers in this area earn $77,460/yr and there are 1,790 employed.
San Antonio lies in Bexar county, which is one of the 154 counties in Texas. Overall, the San Antonio area has 837,030 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 0.9% unemployment rate, $18.25/hr average worker wage, and a $37,970 average annual salary. Thus, about 2.137 out of every 1000 jobs in San Antonio are held by construction managers, and 1.562/1000 are held by painters, construction and maintenance.
Of the 15 construction schools with a 500-mile radius of San Antonio, only 2 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Westwood College-Houston South comes out as the most expensive ($21,073/yr) for construction students, with Kiamichi Technology Center-Hugo as the lowest, reported at only $3,500/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from San Antonio|
|Cedar Park||TX||72,258||0||-||0||83.3 miles|