West Virginia contains five schools that offer CAD programs. Putnam Career and Technical Center, the highest-ranking CAD school in WV, has a total student population of 101 and is the 1050th highest ranked school in America.
Of the 5 CAD schools in West Virginia, none have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Pierpont Community and Technical College comes out as the most expensive ($9,661/yr), with West Virginia State Community and Technical College as the lowest recorded at only $2,063/yr.
CAD students from West Virginia 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 West Virginia alone, there are 250 employed architectural and civil drafters earning an average yearly salary of $42,060. Drafters in this state earn $40,840/yr and there are 30 employed.
Also, within the CAD schools in West Virginia, the average student population is 1,951 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 15 to 1. Aside from CAD, there are 1870 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 1,415 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $3,827, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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