Jacksonville, FL (population: 822,401) has two CAD schools within its city limits. Florida Technical College of Jacksonville Inc, the highest ranked school in the city with a CAD program, has a total student population of 313. It is the 1411th highest ranked school in the USA and the 57th highest in the state of Florida (#1 is University of Miami).
CAD students from Jacksonville 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 Jacksonville area alone, there are 550 employed architectural and civil drafters earning an average salary of $42,840. Drafters in this area earn $48,800/yr and there are ** employed.
Jacksonville lies in Duval county, which is one of the 49 counties in Florida. Overall, the Jacksonville area has 581,450 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1% unemployment rate, $19/hr average worker wage, and a $39,460 average annual salary. Thus, about ** out of every 1000 jobs in Jacksonville are held by drafters, and 1/1000 are held by architectural and civil drafters.
Of the 2 CAD schools in Jacksonville, none have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, ITT Technical Institute-Jacksonville comes out as the most expensive ($22,344/yr) for CAD students, with Florida Technical College of Jacksonville Inc as the lowest, reported at only $16,412/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Jacksonville|
|Orange Park||FL||-||3||22.5405||26||11.7 miles|
|Saint Augustine||FL||-||2||46.0117||74||36.6 miles|
|Palm Coast||FL||76,000||0||-||0||59.1 miles|
|Daytona Beach||FL||63,815||4||31.0595||184||86.9 miles|
|South Daytona||FL||-||1||30.9321||7||89.6 miles|