Asheville, NC (population: 75,836) has two home inspection schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Carson-Newman College, the highest ranked school in this group with a home inspection program, has a total student population of 2,150. It is the 2765th highest ranked school in the USA and the 72nd highest in the state of Tennessee (#1 is Vanderbilt University).
Home Inspection students from Asheville schools who go on to become home inspectors, real estate inspectors, housing quality standard inspectors, housing inspectors, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 90,730 people working as construction and building inspectors alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $53,550. Also, Fire inspectors and investigators make on average $56,310 per year and there are about 12,180 of them employed in the US today.
Asheville lies in Buncombe county, which is one of the 64 counties in North Carolina. Overall, the Asheville area has 169,720 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.0% unemployment rate, $17.31/hr average worker wage, and a $36,010 average annual salary.
Of the 2 home inspection schools with a 100-mile radius of Asheville, none have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Carson-Newman College comes out as the most expensive ($13,511/yr) for home inspection students, with York Technical College as the lowest, reported at only $7,100/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Asheville|
|Banner Elk||NC||-||1||22.4512||43||55.9 miles|
|Toccoa Falls||GA||-||1||28.3429||33||81.6 miles|
|Rock Hill||SC||72,341||5||30.0256||144||96.3 miles|