Phenix City, AL has ten CAD schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. South Georgia Technical College, the highest ranked school in this group with a CAD program, has a total student population of 2,562. It is the 3649th highest ranked school in the USA and the 76th highest in the state of Georgia (#1 is Emory University).
CAD students from Phenix City 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.
Phenix City lies in Russell county, which is one of the 67 counties in Alabama. Overall, the Columbus-AL area has 113,640 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1% unemployment rate, $18/hr average worker wage, and a $36,680 average annual salary.
Of the 10 CAD schools with a 100-mile radius of Phenix City, none have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, ITT Technical Institute-Atlanta comes out as the most expensive ($22,619/yr) for CAD students, with Middle Georgia Technical College as the lowest, reported at only $2,582/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Phenix City|
|Auburn University||AL||-||1||74.9047||131||29.7 miles|
|Alexander City||AL||-||1||11.6004||38||64.4 miles|
|Fort Valley||GA||-||1||21.9471||51||65.2 miles|
|Warner Robins||GA||64,183||3||21.3509||61||80.5 miles|
|East Point||GA||43,748||1||19.2965||19||88.5 miles|