Brownsville, TX (population: 183,598) has five facilities management schools within a 500-mile radius of its city center. Texas A & M University, the highest ranked school in this group with a facilities management program, has a total student population of 48,702. It is the 36th highest ranked school in the USA and one of the highest in the state .
Facilities Management students from Brownsville 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.
Brownsville lies in Cameron county, which is one of the 154 counties in Texas. Overall, the Brownsville-Harlingen area has 122,990 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.4% unemployment rate, $14.94/hr average worker wage, and a $31,080 average annual salary.
Of the 5 facilities management schools with a 500-mile radius of Brownsville, only 4 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Southern Methodist University comes out as the most expensive ($28,682/yr) for facilities management students, with Texas State University-San Marcos as the lowest, reported at only $9,816/yr.
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