Alabama contains four schools that offer CAD programs. Virginia College-Birmingham, the highest-ranking CAD school in AL, has a total student population of 7,060 and is the 2492nd highest ranked school in America.
Of the 4 CAD schools in Alabama, none have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, ITT Technical Institute-Mobile comes out as the most expensive ($22,919/yr), with Virginia College-Birmingham as the lowest recorded at only $21,586/yr.
CAD students from Alabama 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 Alabama alone, there are 1,360 employed architectural and civil drafters earning an average yearly salary of $40,310. Drafters in this state earn $41,970/yr and there are 300 employed.
Also, within the CAD schools in Alabama, the average student population is 4,121 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 18 to 1. Aside from CAD, there are 2845 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 2,868 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $3,989, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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