Seattle, WA (population: 614,214) has three plumbing schools within a 500-mile radius of its city center. Boise State University, the highest ranked school in this group with a plumbing program, has a total student population of 18,933. It is the 448th highest ranked school in the USA and the 3rd highest in the state of Idaho (#1 is University of Idaho).
Plumbing students from Seattle schools who go on to become plumbers, journeyman plumbers, plumber gasfitters, residental plumbers, etc. have a good chance at finding employment.
Seattle lies in King county, which is one of the 24 counties in Washington. Overall, the Seattle-Bellevue-Everett Metropolitan area has 1,404,710 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 0.7% unemployment rate, $25.60/hr average worker wage, and a $53,240 average annual salary.
Of the 3 plumbing schools with a 500-mile radius of Seattle, all of them have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Oregon State University comes out as the most expensive ($12,738/yr) for plumbing students, with Boise State University as the lowest, reported at only $11,811/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Seattle|
|Federal Way||WA||84,659||2||22.1387||18||21.4 miles|
|South Hill||WA||63,243||0||-||0||33.4 miles|