College - Author 1

College of Architecture and Environmental Design

Department - Author 1

Construction Management Department

Degree Name - Author 1

BS in Construction Management



Primary Advisor/Subject Matter Expert (SME)

Thomas Kommer, College of Architecture and Environmental Design, Construction Management Department


Construction Management Graduates from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo graduate at an impeccable 97.5% per year. On average over 78% of graduates relocate to the Bay Area or Los Angeles County, but how are graduates basing their decision on where to relocate? Sociology professor, Mark Schneider, developed an accurate way to measure the satisfaction of residents within a given city. Through subjective and objective social indicators, Schneider is able to gauge total life satisfaction. Analyzing data from interviews with recent graduates, economic data from local, state and federal governments, and personal knowledge from living in each area – an immense amount of data has been consolidated to aid the decision Construction Management majors make in their last months at Cal Poly. Los Angeles County has issues with traffic congestion, homelessness and lack of affordable housing. The Bay Area is facing newer problems with labor shortages, traffic congestion in urban areas, and rent burden. Los Angeles County has made measures in the past 3 years to begin mitigating their problems. The Bay is slightly behind with traffic congestion and rent burden in areas graduates prefer to live (San Francisco). With all social indicators set at equal weights, Los Angeles County is preferable to students graduating in 2019.