Charlotte, NC (population: 723,514) has four project management schools within its city limits. Central Piedmont Community College, the highest ranked school in the city with a project management program, has a total student population of 19,364. It is the 5469th highest ranked school in the USA and the 127th highest in the state of North Carolina (#1 is Duke University).
Project Management students from Charlotte 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 Charlotte-Gastonia-Concord-SC area alone, there are 5,210 employed construction laborers earning an average salary of $25,760. Construction managers in this area earn $86,420/yr and there are 2,130 employed.
Charlotte lies in Mecklenburg county, which is one of the 64 counties in North Carolina. Overall, the Charlotte-Gastonia-Concord-SC area has 837,820 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 0.9% unemployment rate, $21.10/hr average worker wage, and a $43,890 average annual salary. Thus, about 2.542 out of every 1000 jobs in Charlotte are held by construction managers, and 6.213/1000 are held by construction laborers.
Of the 4 project management schools in Charlotte, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Johnson & Wales University-Charlotte comes out as the most expensive ($22,899/yr) for project management students, with Central Piedmont Community College as the lowest, reported at only $9,798/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Charlotte|
|Rock Hill||SC||72,341||5||30.0256||144||21.3 miles|
|Winston Salem||NC||-||7||32.3218||230||70.4 miles|
|High Point||NC||105,064||3||31.8326||88||71.3 miles|
|Banner Elk||NC||-||1||22.4512||43||88.7 miles|