Kennewick, WA (population: 65,634) has six project management schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Perry Technical Institute, the highest ranked school in this group with a project management program, has a total student population of 486. It is the 913th highest ranked school in the USA and the 21st highest in the state of Washington (#1 is University of Washington-Seattle Campus).
Project Management students from Kennewick 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 Kennewick-Pasco-Richland area alone, there are 760 employed construction laborers earning an average salary of $32,010. Construction managers in this area earn $120,780/yr and there are 100 employed.
Kennewick lies in Benton county, which is one of the 24 counties in Washington. Overall, the Kennewick-Pasco-Richland area has 94,300 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.7% unemployment rate, $22.09/hr average worker wage, and a $45,950 average annual salary. Thus, about 1.046 out of every 1000 jobs in Kennewick are held by construction managers, and 8.039/1000 are held by construction laborers.
Of the 6 project management schools with a 100-mile radius of Kennewick, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Perry Technical Institute comes out as the most expensive ($30,048/yr) for project management students, with Columbia Basin College as the lowest, reported at only $7,051/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Kennewick|
|College Place||WA||-||1||26.6245||62||38.9 miles|
|Walla Walla||WA||-||2||48.096||122||40.7 miles|