Phoenix, AZ (population: 1,635,783) has seven project management schools within its city limits. University of Phoenix-Online Campus, the highest ranked school in the city with a project management program, has a total student population of 380,232. It is the 636th highest ranked school in the USA and the 3rd highest in the state of Arizona (#1 is Northern Arizona University). To learn more about project management programs in Phoenix, ratemyprofessors.com has reviews of project management professors at University of Phoenix such as Susan Bradley.
Project Management students from Phoenix schools who go on to become construction managers, project managers, construction professionals, construction area managers, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 204,760 people working as construction managers alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $93,290. Also, Construction laborers make on average $33,190 per year and there are about 856,440 of them employed in the US today. In fact, in the Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale area alone, there are 15,060 employed construction laborers earning an average salary of $30,340. Construction managers in this area earn $96,570/yr and there are 2,370 employed.
Phoenix lies in Maricopa county, which is one of the 15 counties in Arizona. Overall, the Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale area has 1,763,410 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1% unemployment rate, $20/hr average worker wage, and a $41,930 average annual salary. Thus, about 1 out of every 1000 jobs in Phoenix are held by construction managers, and 9/1000 are held by construction laborers.
Of the 7 project management schools in Phoenix, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Anthem College-Phoenix comes out as the most expensive ($43,008/yr) for project management students, with GateWay Community College as the lowest, reported at only $9,194/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Phoenix|
|Casa Grande||AZ||47,388||1||16.7022||3||48.8 miles|
|Prescott Valley||AZ||41,046||1||8.12951||6||75.4 miles|