New York City, NY (population: 8,459,026) has twenty-one CAD schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Island Drafting and Technical Institute, the highest ranked school in this group with a CAD program, has a total student population of 138. It is the 1172nd highest ranked school in the USA and the 106th highest in the state of New York (#1 is Columbia University in the City of New York).
CAD students from New York 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.
Of the 21 CAD schools with a 100-mile radius of New York City, only 8 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Anthem Institute-Parsippany comes out as the most expensive ($36,300/yr) for CAD students, with Institute of Design and Construction as the lowest, reported at only $1,522/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from New York City|
|Long Island City||NY||-||4||18.9499||59||5.2 miles|
|Rego Park||NY||-||1||27.7974||9||5.6 miles|
|Jackson Heights||NY||-||1||28.2916||7||6.6 miles|
|Jersey City||NJ||242,594||10||25.9195||190||6.9 miles|
|West New York||NJ||47,282||1||33.6373||6||7.2 miles|
|Fresh Meadows||NY||-||1||41.5392||2||9.5 miles|
|North Bergen||NJ||59,771||0||-||0||9.5 miles|
|Far Rockaway||NY||-||2||14.0585||4||10.7 miles|
|Staten Island||NY||-||3||40.1655||127||12.5 miles|
|Garden City||NY||-||5||29.9653||250||16.5 miles|
|Mount Vernon||NY||68,747||8||36.4632||259||17.6 miles|
|South Orange||NJ||-||1||63.933||113||17.7 miles|
|West Orange||NJ||49,330||0||-||0||18.7 miles|