Baton Rouge, LA (population: 221,091) has twenty-three plumbing schools within a 500-mile radius of its city center. The University of Texas at Austin, the highest ranked school in this group with a plumbing program, has a total student population of 50,995. It is the 18th highest ranked school in the USA and one of the highest in the state .
Plumbing students from Baton Rouge schools who go on to become plumbers, journeyman plumbers, plumber gasfitters, residental plumbers, etc. have a good chance at finding employment.
Baton Rouge lies in East Baton Rouge county, which is one of the 46 counties in Louisiana. Overall, the Baton Rouge area has 365,170 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.0% unemployment rate, $18.35/hr average worker wage, and a $38,170 average annual salary.
Of the 23 plumbing schools with a 500-mile radius of Baton Rouge, only 6 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Everest Institute-Bissonnet comes out as the most expensive ($20,552/yr) for plumbing students, with J F Ingram State Technical College as the lowest, reported at only $57/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Baton Rouge|
|Morgan City||LA||-||1||15.3517||26||52.1 miles|
|New Orleans||LA||206,720||16||21.1636||643||76.4 miles|
|Alcorn State||MS||-||1||24.4923||50||98.8 miles|