Alaska contains two schools that offer CAD programs. University of Alaska Anchorage, the highest-ranking CAD school in AK, has a total student population of 17,276 and is the 511th highest ranked school in America.
Of the 2 CAD schools in Alaska, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Charter College comes out as the most expensive ($18,163/yr), with University of Alaska Anchorage as the lowest recorded at only $12,399/yr.
CAD students from Alaska schools who go on to become drafters, architects, computer aided designers, project architects, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 18,290 people working as drafters alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $48,210. Also, Architectural and civil drafters make on average $47,710 per year and there are about 105,320 of them employed in the US today. In fact, in the Alaska alone, there are 300 employed architectural and civil drafters earning an average yearly salary of $52,550. Drafters in this state earn $60,130/yr and there are 50 employed.
Also, within the CAD schools in Alaska, the average student population is 3,367 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 13 to 1. Aside from CAD, there are 486 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 1,905 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $4,464, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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