Memphis, TN (population: 662,989) has two project management schools within its city limits. Crichton College, the highest ranked school in the city with a project management program, has a total student population of 717. It is the 4850th highest ranked school in the USA and the 131st highest in the state of Tennessee (#1 is Vanderbilt University).
Project Management students from Memphis 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 Memphis-MS-AR area alone, there are 3,320 employed construction laborers earning an average salary of $25,940. Construction managers in this area earn $65,550/yr and there are 690 employed.
Memphis lies in Shelby county, which is one of the 26 counties in Tennessee. Overall, the Memphis-MS-AR area has 605,630 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.2% unemployment rate, $18.93/hr average worker wage, and a $39,380 average annual salary. Thus, about 1.136 out of every 1000 jobs in Memphis are held by construction managers, and 5.482/1000 are held by construction laborers.
Of the 2 project management schools in Memphis, none have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Crichton College comes out as the most expensive ($15,085/yr) for project management students, with Le Moyne-Owen College as the lowest, reported at only $11,092/yr.