Los Angeles, CA (population: 3,878,715) has thirty CAD schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Ventura Adult and Continuing Education, the highest ranked school in this group with a CAD program, has a total student population of 126. It is the 1555th highest ranked school in the USA and the 133rd highest in the state of California (#1 is University of California-Los Angeles).
CAD students from Los Angeles 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.
Of the 30 CAD schools with a 100-mile radius of Los Angeles, only 20 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, ITT Technical Institute-Oxnard comes out as the most expensive ($21,837/yr) for CAD students, with Glendale Community College as the lowest, reported at only $3,086/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Los Angeles|
|Culver City||CA||-||2||5.62439||79||6.2 miles|
|Santa Monica||CA||89,350||5||12.7862||74||8.3 miles|
|Panorama City||CA||-||2||25.093||11||8.4 miles|
|Woodland Hills||CA||-||1||17.7823||121||11.9 miles|
|East Los Angeles||CA||135,682||0||-||0||14.8 miles|
|Santa Clarita||CA||171,722||2||23.9284||128||21.5 miles|
|Canyon Country||CA||-||1||21.1219||9||21.9 miles|
|Simi Valley||CA||121,990||0||-||0||22.0 miles|
|Rancho Palos Verdes||CA||41,164||1||20.67||2||24.4 miles|
|Hacienda Heights||CA||52,748||0||-||0||26.3 miles|
|Long Beach||CA||464,505||6||26.5161||271||26.4 miles|
|West Covina||CA||106,032||5||23.6693||37||28.9 miles|
|Garden Grove||CA||167,800||4||26.4852||22||34.5 miles|
|Diamond Bar||CA||57,662||0||-||0||35.2 miles|