New Orleans, LA (population: 206,720) has three project management schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Gretna Career College, the highest ranked school in this group with a project management program, has a total student population of 131. It is the 3506th highest ranked school in the USA and the 61st highest in the state of Louisiana (#1 is Tulane University of Louisiana).
Project Management students from New Orleans 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 New Orleans-Metairie-Kenner area alone, there are 4,670 employed construction laborers earning an average salary of $27,210. Construction managers in this area earn $67,860/yr and there are 610 employed.
New Orleans lies in Orleans county, which is one of the 46 counties in Louisiana. Overall, the New Orleans-Metairie-Kenner area has 509,460 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.1% unemployment rate, $18.85/hr average worker wage, and a $39,210 average annual salary. Thus, about 1.196 out of every 1000 jobs in New Orleans are held by construction managers, and 9.169/1000 are held by construction laborers.
Of the 3 project management schools with a 100-mile radius of New Orleans, none have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, University of Phoenix-Louisiana Campus comes out as the most expensive ($23,630/yr) for project management students, with Gretna Career College as the lowest, reported at only $17,717/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from New Orleans|
|Baton Rouge||LA||221,091||22||23.4771||270||76.4 miles|
|Morgan City||LA||-||1||15.3517||26||80.7 miles|