Meriden, CT (population: 59,261) has one carpentry school within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Adult & Continuing Education-BCTS has a total student population of 42. It is the 1265th highest ranked school in the USA and the 30th highest in the state of New Jersey (#1 is Rutgers University-New Brunswick).
Carpentry students from Meriden 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 New Haven area alone, there are 1,350 employed construction laborers earning an average salary of $42,010. Carpenters in this area earn $49,120/yr and there are 1,210 employed.
Meriden lies in New Haven county, which is one of the 8 counties in Connecticut. Overall, the New Haven area has 272,570 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1% unemployment rate, $24/hr average worker wage, and a $49,380 average annual salary. Thus, about 4 out of every 1000 jobs in Meriden are held by carpenters, and 5/1000 are held by construction laborers.
After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Adult & Continuing Education-BCTS ends up costing a student $17,670/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Meriden|
|North Haven||CT||-||1||35.1029||2||10.8 miles|
|New Haven||CT||123,302||4||21.032||186||17.1 miles|
|East Hartford||CT||51,288||4||22.8181||50||17.8 miles|
|Old Lyme||CT||-||1||63.6175||6||28.9 miles|
|East Windsor||CT||-||1||6.26683||12||28.9 miles|
|Hyde Park||NY||-||1||37.5099||6||59.8 miles|
|West Point||NY||-||1||80.8664||76||60.8 miles|