Dothan, AL (population: 68,618) has six CAD schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Washington-Holmes Technical Center, the highest ranked school in this group with a CAD program, has a total student population of 652. It is the 3297th highest ranked school in the USA and the 168th highest in the state of Florida (#1 is University of Miami).
CAD students from Dothan 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.
Dothan lies in Houston county, which is one of the 67 counties in Alabama. Overall, the Dothan area has 58,520 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 2% unemployment rate, $16/hr average worker wage, and a $34,190 average annual salary.
Of the 6 CAD schools with a 100-mile radius of Dothan, none have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Tom P Haney Technical Center comes out as the most expensive ($12,144/yr) for CAD students, with Washington-Holmes Technical Center as the lowest, reported at only $875/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Dothan|
|Phenix City||AL||-||1||9.50663||23||88.5 miles|
|Fort Walton Beach||FL||-||1||18.8268||27||91.4 miles|
|Auburn University||AL||-||1||74.9047||131||94.4 miles|