Nashville, TN (population: 605,197) has one CAD school within its city limits. ITT Technical Institute-Nashville has a total student population of 1,041. It is the 3840th highest ranked school in the USA and the 108th highest in the state of Tennessee (#1 is Vanderbilt University).
CAD students from Nashville 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 Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin area alone, there are 700 employed architectural and civil drafters earning an average salary of $55,200. Drafters in this area earn $47,930/yr and there are 100 employed.
Nashville lies in Davidson county, which is one of the 26 counties in Tennessee. Overall, the Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin area has 719,830 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 0.7% unemployment rate, $19.13/hr average worker wage, and a $39,790 average annual salary. Thus, about 0.140 out of every 1000 jobs in Nashville are held by drafters, and 0.975/1000 are held by architectural and civil drafters.
After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, ITT Technical Institute-Nashville ends up costing a student $21,757/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Nashville|
|Bowling Green||KY||56,941||5||29.5084||365||58.5 miles|