Austin, TX (population: 792,778) has two CAD schools within its city limits. ITT Technical Institute-Austin, the highest ranked school in the city with a CAD program, has a total student population of 787. It is the 3849th highest ranked school in the USA and the 201st highest in the state of Texas (#1 is Rice University).
CAD students from Austin 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 Austin-Round Rock area alone, there are 1,100 employed architectural and civil drafters earning an average salary of $46,100. Drafters in this area earn $55,140/yr and there are 50 employed.
Austin lies in Travis county, which is one of the 154 counties in Texas. Overall, the Austin-Round Rock area has 769,370 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 2.3% unemployment rate, $21.72/hr average worker wage, and a $45,180 average annual salary. Thus, about 0.060 out of every 1000 jobs in Austin are held by drafters, and 1.429/1000 are held by architectural and civil drafters.
Of the 2 CAD schools in Austin, none have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, The Art Institute of Austin comes out as the most expensive ($31,834/yr) for CAD students, with ITT Technical Institute-Austin as the lowest, reported at only $22,430/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Austin|
|Cedar Park||TX||72,258||0||-||0||14.6 miles|
|San Antonio||TX||1,402,013||34||23.3851||958||74.4 miles|
|College Station||TX||90,406||1||0.218495||0||88.2 miles|