Wichita, KS (population: 374,803) has one CAD school within its city limits. Wichita Area Technical College has a total student population of 2,116. It is the 3133rd highest ranked school in the USA and the 42nd highest in the state of Kansas (#1 is Southwestern College).
CAD students from Wichita 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 Wichita area alone, there are 200 employed architectural and civil drafters earning an average salary of $35,740. Drafters in this area earn $50,310/yr and there are ** employed.
Wichita lies in Sedgwick county, which is one of the 67 counties in Kansas. Overall, the Wichita area has 295,670 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 2.3% unemployment rate, $18.81/hr average worker wage, and a $39,110 average annual salary. Thus, about ** out of every 1000 jobs in Wichita are held by drafters, and 0.689/1000 are held by architectural and civil drafters.
After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Wichita Area Technical College ends up costing a student $22,197/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Wichita|
|North Newton||KS||-||1||30.3056||44||26.4 miles|
|El Dorado||KS||-||2||14.14||133||27.6 miles|
|Arkansas City||KS||-||1||16.4747||36||46.5 miles|
|Ponca City||OK||-||2||30.535||26||69.4 miles|
|Great Bend||KS||-||1||20.0068||110||90.6 miles|