Plano, TX (population: 282,016) has two facilities management schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Southern Methodist University, the highest ranked school in this group with a facilities management program, has a total student population of 10,891. It is the 976th highest ranked school in the USA and the 43rd highest in the state of Texas (#1 is Rice University).
Facilities Management students from Plano 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 Dallas-Plano-Irving Metropolitan area alone, there are 70 employed emergency management specialists earning an average salary of $61,570. Janitors and cleaners in this area earn $20,490/yr and there are 22,540 employed.
Plano lies in Dallas county, which is one of the 154 counties in Texas. Overall, the Dallas-Plano-Irving Metropolitan area has 2,047,600 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 0.6% unemployment rate, $22.17/hr average worker wage, and a $46,110 average annual salary. Thus, about 11.009 out of every 1000 jobs in Plano are held by janitors and cleaners, and 0.036/1000 are held by emergency management specialists.
Of the 2 facilities management schools with a 100-mile radius of Plano, both of them 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 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 Plano|
|Flower Mound||TX||72,721||0||-||0||19.8 miles|
|Grand Prairie||TX||167,767||3||23.6315||22||29.4 miles|
|North Richland Hills||TX||67,133||1||26.4697||12||30.3 miles|
|Forth Worth||TX||-||3||11.7915||4||40.0 miles|
|Fort Worth||TX||751,149||10||30.6263||324||40.1 miles|