Conroe, TX (population: 61,600) has thirteen HVAC schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. ITT Technical Institute-Houston North, the highest ranked school in this group with a HVAC program, has a total student population of 905. It is the 2049th highest ranked school in the USA and the 93rd highest in the state of Texas (#1 is Rice University).
HVAC students from Conroe schools who go on to become hvac specialists, plumbers, hvac sheet metal installers, air conditioning technicians, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. Also, Mechanical engineering technicians make on average $50,700 per year and there are about 43,580 of them employed in the US today.
Conroe lies in Montgomery county, which is one of the 154 counties in Texas. Overall, the Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown area has 2,563,840 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 0.7% unemployment rate, $21.58/hr average worker wage, and a $44,880 average annual salary.
Of the 13 HVAC schools with a 100-mile radius of Conroe, only 3 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, ITT Technical Institute-Webster comes out as the most expensive ($22,316/yr) for HVAC students, with College of the Mainland as the lowest, reported at only $3,211/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Conroe|
|The Woodlands||TX||101,065||1||14.626||77||11.1 miles|
|Prairie View||TX||-||1||50.8259||82||34.7 miles|
|South Houston||TX||-||1||23.7623||5||47.6 miles|
|Missouri City||TX||77,622||0||-||0||52.0 miles|
|College Station||TX||90,406||1||0.218495||0||53.7 miles|
|League City||TX||78,312||0||-||0||61.3 miles|
|Texas City||TX||44,907||1||8.31197||63||70.0 miles|