Fresno, CA (population: 490,930) has four project management schools within its city limits. MCed Career College, the highest ranked school in the city with a project management program, has a total student population of 438. It is the 1716th highest ranked school in the USA and the 152nd highest in the state of California (#1 is University of California-Los Angeles).
Project Management students from Fresno 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 Fresno area alone, there are 2,190 employed construction laborers earning an average salary of $37,270. Construction managers in this area earn $94,420/yr and there are 310 employed.
Fresno lies in Fresno county, which is one of the 57 counties in California. Overall, the Fresno area has 323,470 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1% unemployment rate, $19/hr average worker wage, and a $40,460 average annual salary. Thus, about 1 out of every 1000 jobs in Fresno are held by construction managers, and 7/1000 are held by construction laborers.
Of the 4 project management schools in Fresno, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, University of Phoenix-Central Valley Campus comes out as the most expensive ($24,869/yr) for project management students, with Fresno City College as the lowest, reported at only $6,031/yr.
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