Tulsa, OK (population: 387,683) has two CAD schools within its city limits. Tulsa Community College, the highest ranked school in the city with a CAD program, has a total student population of 19,730. It is the 5221st highest ranked school in the USA and the 119th highest in the state of Oklahoma (#1 is Oklahoma City University).
CAD students from Tulsa 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 Tulsa area alone, there are 330 employed architectural and civil drafters earning an average salary of $47,370. Drafters in this area earn $42,390/yr and there are ** employed.
Tulsa lies in Osage county, which is one of the 41 counties in Oklahoma. Overall, the Tulsa area has 423,270 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.4% unemployment rate, $18.09/hr average worker wage, and a $37,620 average annual salary. Thus, about ** out of every 1000 jobs in Tulsa are held by drafters, and 0.786/1000 are held by architectural and civil drafters.
Of the 2 CAD schools in Tulsa, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, ITT Technical Institute-Tulsa comes out as the most expensive ($22,587/yr) for CAD students, with Tulsa Community College as the lowest, reported at only $5,722/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Tulsa|
|Ponca City||OK||-||2||30.535||26||76.2 miles|
|Siloam Springs||AR||-||1||66.9948||62||77.1 miles|
|Arkansas City||KS||-||1||16.4747||36||89.5 miles|
|Midwest City||OK||57,117||2||17.3383||110||93.6 miles|