Kansas City, MO (population: 454,520) has two CAD schools within its city limits. Vatterott College, the highest ranked school in the city with a CAD program, has a total student population of 960. It is the 3924th highest ranked school in the USA and the 121st highest in the state of Missouri (#1 is Webster University).
CAD students from Kansas 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. In fact, in the Kansas City-KS area alone, there are 1,160 employed architectural and civil drafters earning an average salary of $49,550. Drafters in this area earn $50,820/yr and there are 230 employed.
Kansas City lies in Jackson county, which is one of the 39 counties in Missouri. Overall, the Kansas City-KS area has 988,100 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 0.8% unemployment rate, $20.79/hr average worker wage, and a $43,240 average annual salary. Thus, about 0.231 out of every 1000 jobs in Kansas City are held by drafters, and 1.174/1000 are held by architectural and civil drafters.
Of the 2 CAD schools in Kansas City, none have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, ITT Technical Institute-Kansas City comes out as the most expensive ($22,232/yr) for CAD students, with Vatterott College as the lowest, reported at only $15,149/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Kansas City|
|North Kansas City||MO||-||1||17.668||0||1.0 miles|
|Blue Springs||MO||57,147||1||22.3674||5||16.6 miles|
|Lees Summit||MO||-||1||10.817||19||16.7 miles|
|Saint Joseph||MO||76,371||4||37.3685||160||46.6 miles|
|Fort Scott||KS||-||1||19.5238||38||89.0 miles|