Austin, TX (population: 792,778) has two plumbing schools within a 100-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 Austin schools who go on to become plumbers, journeyman plumbers, plumber gasfitters, residental plumbers, etc. have a good chance at finding employment.
Austin lies in Travis county, which is one of the 154 counties in Texas. Overall, the Austin-Round Rock area has 769,370 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 2.3% unemployment rate, $21.72/hr average worker wage, and a $45,180 average annual salary.
Of the 2 plumbing schools with a 100-mile radius of Austin, both of them have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, The University of Texas at Austin comes out as the most expensive ($14,161/yr) for plumbing students, with Texas A & M University as the lowest, reported at only $11,468/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Austin|
|Cedar Park||TX||72,258||0||-||0||14.6 miles|
|San Antonio||TX||1,402,013||34||23.3851||958||74.4 miles|
|College Station||TX||90,406||1||0.218495||0||88.2 miles|