Dallas, TX (population: 1,304,930) has one CAD school within its city limits. Mountain View College has a total student population of 8,203. It is the 5688th highest ranked school in the USA and the 323rd highest in the state of Texas (#1 is Rice University).
CAD students from Dallas 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 Dallas-Plano-Irving Metropolitan area alone, there are 2,210 employed architectural and civil drafters earning an average salary of $47,190. Drafters in this area earn $47,060/yr and there are 130 employed.
Dallas lies in Dallas county, which is one of the 154 counties in Texas. Overall, the Dallas-Plano-Irving Metropolitan area has 2,047,600 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 0.6% unemployment rate, $22.17/hr average worker wage, and a $46,110 average annual salary. Thus, about 0.062 out of every 1000 jobs in Dallas are held by drafters, and 1.081/1000 are held by architectural and civil drafters.
After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Mountain View College ends up costing a student $6,816/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Dallas|
|Grand Prairie||TX||167,767||3||23.6315||22||16.1 miles|
|Flower Mound||TX||72,721||0||-||0||24.9 miles|
|North Richland Hills||TX||67,133||1||26.4697||12||26.6 miles|
|Forth Worth||TX||-||3||11.7915||4||32.4 miles|
|Fort Worth||TX||751,149||10||30.6263||324||33.3 miles|