Seattle, WA (population: 614,214) has five project management schools within its city limits. Seattle Central Community College, the highest ranked school in the city with a project management program, has a total student population of 7,774. It is the 4970th highest ranked school in the USA and the 81st highest in the state of Washington (#1 is University of Washington-Seattle Campus).
Project Management students from Seattle 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 Seattle-Bellevue-Everett Metropolitan area alone, there are 6,690 employed construction laborers earning an average salary of $40,430. Construction managers in this area earn $114,680/yr and there are 2,450 employed.
Seattle lies in King county, which is one of the 24 counties in Washington. Overall, the Seattle-Bellevue-Everett Metropolitan area has 1,404,710 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 0.7% unemployment rate, $25.60/hr average worker wage, and a $53,240 average annual salary. Thus, about 1.742 out of every 1000 jobs in Seattle are held by construction managers, and 4.762/1000 are held by construction laborers.
Of the 5 project management schools in Seattle, none have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Antioch University Seattle comes out as the most expensive ($27,635/yr) for project management students, with Seattle Community College-South Campus as the lowest, reported at only $6,159/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Seattle|
|Federal Way||WA||84,659||2||22.1387||18||21.4 miles|
|South Hill||WA||63,243||0||-||0||33.4 miles|