Charleston, SC (population: 115,017) has two facilities management schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Savannah College of Art and Design, the highest ranked school in this group with a facilities management program, has a total student population of 9,906. It is the 1668th highest ranked school in the USA and the 32nd highest in the state of Georgia (#1 is Emory University).
Facilities Management students from Charleston 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.
Charleston lies in Charleston county, which is one of the 27 counties in South Carolina. Overall, the Charleston-North Charleston-Summerville area has 280,880 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 0.8% unemployment rate, $18.57/hr average worker wage, and a $38,630 average annual salary.
Of the 2 facilities management schools with a 100-mile radius of Charleston, none have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Savannah College of Art and Design comes out as the most expensive ($30,092/yr) for facilities management students, with Morris College as the lowest, reported at only $11,675/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Charleston|
|Mount Pleasant||SC||67,849||4||14.9584||103||7.8 miles|
|North Charleston||SC||99,930||3||24.6487||24||8.8 miles|
|Myrtle Beach||SC||-||3||18.832||7||89.1 miles|