Alaska contains three schools that offer carpentry programs. University of Alaska Fairbanks, the highest-ranking carpentry school in AK, has a total student population of 9,137 and is the 441st highest ranked school in America.
Of the 3 carpentry schools in Alaska, none have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, University of Alaska Fairbanks comes out as the most expensive ($11,713/yr), with Ilisagvik College as the lowest recorded at only $2,008/yr.
Carpentry students from Alaska schools who go on to become carpenters, construction managers, construction workers, construction engineers, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 743,760 people working as carpenters alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $43,640. Also, Construction laborers make on average $33,190 per year and there are about 856,440 of them employed in the US today. In fact, in the Alaska alone, there are 3,000 employed construction laborers earning an average yearly salary of $49,190. Carpenters in this state earn $59,070/yr and there are 3,030 employed.
Also, within the carpentry schools in Alaska, the average student population is 3,367 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 13 to 1. Aside from carpentry, there are 486 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 1,905 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $4,464, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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