Mesa, AZ (population: 474,115) has one CAD school within its city limits. Mesa Community College has a total student population of 25,960. It is the 5122nd highest ranked school in the USA and the 77th highest in the state of Arizona (#1 is Northern Arizona University).
CAD students from Mesa 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 Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale area alone, there are 2,060 employed architectural and civil drafters earning an average salary of $49,550. Drafters in this area earn $48,380/yr and there are 80 employed.
Mesa lies in Maricopa county, which is one of the 15 counties in Arizona. Overall, the Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale area has 1,763,410 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1% unemployment rate, $20/hr average worker wage, and a $41,930 average annual salary. Thus, about 0 out of every 1000 jobs in Mesa are held by drafters, and 1/1000 are held by architectural and civil drafters.
After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Mesa Community College ends up costing a student $9,090/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Mesa|
|Casa Grande||AZ||47,388||1||16.7022||3||36.7 miles|
|Prescott Valley||AZ||41,046||1||8.12951||6||88.8 miles|