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Project Management Schools

As a professor or instructor of project management classes at one of the 24 accredited project management schools in the country, you play a essential role in shaping the future of this growing field. Below are charts, statistics and analysis of the trends in project management academia which includes project management training at the following levels:

  • Project Management Certificate
  • Associates degree in Project Management
  • Bachelors degree in Project Management
  • Masters degree in Project Management
  • PhD degree in Project Management


Professional Trends

National Employment growth for Project management professionals

2,339,360 2,423,330 2,490,420 2,416,650 2,266,370
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Dark Yellow: Actual Values

In 2010, 2,266,370 project management professionals were working in the US. The number of project management professionals has shrunk by 3% between 2006 and 2010.

And the growth for all careers between the years 2006 and 2010 was 1%. This trend is expected to contine until the year 2018.

National Salary percentiles for Project management professionals

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Nationally, the median yearly salary earned by project management professionals was $75,734 in 2010. This is 20% more than the national median salary for all professions, which was $68,155 per year.

National Median Salary Growth For Project Management

$67,008 $70,128 $72,683 $74,400 $75,734
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Salaries

Between the years 2006 and 2010, salaries for project management professionals have grown by 13%.

Educational Trends

National Project Management Student enrollment growth by degree

2,434 1,961 2,454 2,909 2,725
6,565 7,931 8,306 10,555 6,713
40 39 37 33 33
3,112 3,392 3,602 4,515 3,913
826 715 715 630 602
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Associate's Degree in Project Management
  • Blue: Bachelor's Degree in Project Management
  • Red: Doctorates Degree in Project Management
  • Light blue: Master's Degree in Project Management
  • Grey: Certificate in Project Management

We are seeing a rapid change in the career outlook for project management professionals. And the story on the educational front is similar. In the year 2006 there were 12,977 students who graduated from project management degree programs across the country, while in the year 2010, there were 13,986 students graduating from project management schools.

Thus, in 4 years, there was a 8% growth in the number of project management graduates. This growth in the number of students graduating from project management courses is less than the 12% growth nationally for students graduating from institutions of higher learning in general.

Project Management Programs offered Nationwide


The number of schools offering project management programs has decreased. In 2006 there were 356 project management schools across the nation, and in 2010, there were 413 schools.

Project Management Faculty Salaries

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