Westfield, MA (population: 40,544) has four 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 Westfield schools who go on to become plumbers, journeyman plumbers, plumber gasfitters, residental plumbers, etc. have a good chance at finding employment.
Westfield lies in Hampden county, which is one of the 12 counties in Massachusetts. Overall, the Springfield-CT area has 287,790 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.9% unemployment rate, $20.80/hr average worker wage, and a $43,250 average annual salary.
Of the 4 plumbing schools with a 100-mile radius of Westfield, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Industrial Management Training Institute comes out as the most expensive ($32,595/yr) for plumbing students, with New England Institute of Technology as the lowest, reported at only $25,107/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Westfield|
|East Windsor||CT||-||1||6.26683||12||18.6 miles|
|East Hartford||CT||51,288||4||22.8181||50||27.3 miles|
|North Haven||CT||-||1||35.1029||2||52.1 miles|
|New Haven||CT||123,302||4||21.032||186||58.0 miles|
|Old Lyme||CT||-||1||63.6175||6||61.2 miles|
|Hyde Park||NY||-||1||37.5099||6||63.8 miles|