Olympia, WA (population: 46,257) has three supply chain management schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Bates Technical College, the highest ranked school in this group with a supply chain management program, has a total student population of 5,458. It is the 4749th highest ranked school in the USA and the 76th highest in the state of Washington (#1 is University of Washington-Seattle Campus).
Supply Chain Management students from Olympia schools who go on to become supply chain managers, retail managers, supply chain directors, global supply chain directors, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. Also, Purchasing managers make on average $96,910 per year and there are about 65,080 of them employed in the US today.
Olympia lies in Thurston county, which is one of the 24 counties in Washington. Overall, the Olympia area has 95,910 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.7% unemployment rate, $21.91/hr average worker wage, and a $45,570 average annual salary.
Of the 3 supply chain management schools with a 100-mile radius of Olympia, none have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Bates Technical College comes out as the most expensive ($12,542/yr) for supply chain management students, with Shoreline Community College as the lowest, reported at only $7,150/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Olympia|
|South Hill||WA||63,243||0||-||0||30.0 miles|
|Federal Way||WA||84,659||2||22.1387||18||31.9 miles|