Gastonia, NC (population: 75,340) has eight facilities management schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Appalachian State University, the highest ranked school in this group with a facilities management program, has a total student population of 16,968. It is the 130th highest ranked school in the USA and one of the highest in the state . To learn more about facilities management programs in Gastonia, ratemyprofessors.com has reviews of facilities management professors at Appalachian State University such as Jacqueline Bergman, Wiley Brown, Dana Clark, Betty Coffey, Joe Daly, and Heather Dixon-Fowler.
Facilities Management students from Gastonia schools who go on to become janitors, custodians, facility managers, head custodians, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 2,090,400 people working as janitors and cleaners alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $24,120. Also, Emergency management specialists make on average $56,900 per year and there are about 13,060 of them employed in the US today. In fact, in the Charlotte-Gastonia-Concord-SC area alone, there are 40 employed emergency management specialists earning an average salary of $65,500. Janitors and cleaners in this area earn $20,720/yr and there are 9,670 employed.
Gastonia lies in Gaston county, which is one of the 64 counties in North Carolina. Overall, the Charlotte-Gastonia-Concord-SC area has 837,820 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 0.9% unemployment rate, $21.10/hr average worker wage, and a $43,890 average annual salary. Thus, about 11.536 out of every 1000 jobs in Gastonia are held by janitors and cleaners, and 0.045/1000 are held by emergency management specialists.
Of the 8 facilities management schools with a 100-mile radius of Gastonia, only 4 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, High Point University comes out as the most expensive ($24,754/yr) for facilities management students, with North Carolina A & T State University as the lowest, reported at only $5,860/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Gastonia|
|Rock Hill||SC||72,341||5||30.0256||144||22.9 miles|
|Banner Elk||NC||-||1||22.4512||43||74.4 miles|
|Winston Salem||NC||-||7||32.3218||230||78.5 miles|
|High Point||NC||105,064||3||31.8326||88||82.9 miles|