Fall River, MA (population: 90,721) has three plumbing schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Boston University, the highest ranked school in this group with a plumbing program, has a total student population of 31,960. It is the 32nd highest ranked school in the USA and the 5th highest in the state of Massachusetts (#1 is Harvard University).
Plumbing students from Fall River schools who go on to become plumbers, journeyman plumbers, plumber gasfitters, residental plumbers, etc. have a good chance at finding employment.
Fall River lies in Bristol county, which is one of the 12 counties in Massachusetts. Overall, the Providence-Fall River-Warwick-MA area has 544,170 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 0.7% unemployment rate, $20.96/hr average worker wage, and a $43,600 average annual salary.
Of the 3 plumbing schools with a 100-mile radius of Fall River, only 2 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Boston University comes out as the most expensive ($28,548/yr) for plumbing students, with University of New Hampshire-Main Campus as the lowest, reported at only $16,600/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Fall River|
|North Dartmouth||MA||-||2||13.916||82||8.7 miles|
|New Bedford||MA||90,869||2||34.0999||5||9.4 miles|
|East Providence||RI||48,249||1||29.3002||11||14.3 miles|
|North Attleborough||MA||43,307||0||-||0||21.3 miles|
|West Barnstable||MA||-||1||8.73914||72||38.0 miles|
|Chestnut Hill||MA||-||2||53.2355||134||43.1 miles|