Cleveland, OH (population: 424,526) has fifteen CAD schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. ITT Technical Institute-Strongsville, the highest ranked school in this group with a CAD program, has a total student population of 576. It is the 2299th highest ranked school in the USA and the 130th highest in the state of Ohio (#1 is Ohio State University-Main Campus).
CAD students from Cleveland 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 Cleveland-Elyria-Mentor area alone, there are 410 employed architectural and civil drafters earning an average salary of $39,680. Drafters in this area earn $42,100/yr and there are 140 employed.
Cleveland lies in Cuyahoga county, which is one of the 36 counties in Ohio. Overall, the Cleveland-Elyria-Mentor area has 1,003,270 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.0% unemployment rate, $20.16/hr average worker wage, and a $41,930 average annual salary. Thus, about 0.141 out of every 1000 jobs in Cleveland are held by drafters, and 0.404/1000 are held by architectural and civil drafters.
Of the 15 CAD schools with a 100-mile radius of Cleveland, only 5 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, ITT Technical Institute-Strongsville comes out as the most expensive ($20,906/yr) for CAD students, with Jefferson Community College as the lowest, reported at only $2,111/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Cleveland|
|Cleveland Heights||OH||44,848||1||34.6777||3||6.6 miles|
|Warrensville Heights||OH||-||1||16.9884||13||8.6 miles|
|Highland Heights||OH||-||2||31.299||116||11.6 miles|
|North Olmsted||OH||-||1||26.1035||13||13.4 miles|
|Cuyahoga Falls||OH||51,250||1||27.2194||16||23.0 miles|
|North Canton||OH||-||2||20.0373||113||44.2 miles|
|New Philadelphia||OH||-||2||20.6614||41||69.6 miles|
|New Wilmington||PA||-||1||66.0236||69||74.2 miles|
|Saint Clair Shores||MI||59,971||1||11.5792||3||93.5 miles|
|Clinton Township||MI||-||2||7.68254||63||99.6 miles|