Keene, NH has three carpentry schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. North Bennet Street School, the highest ranked school in this group with a carpentry program, has a total student population of 144. It is the 1016th highest ranked school in the USA and the 46th highest in the state of Massachusetts (#1 is Harvard University).
Carpentry students from Keene 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 Southwestern New Hampshire nonmetropolitan area alone, there are 290 employed construction laborers earning an average salary of $29,630. Carpenters in this area earn $40,060/yr and there are 500 employed.
Keene lies in Cheshire county, which is one of the 6 counties in New Hampshire. Overall, the Southwestern New Hampshire nonmetropolitan area has 39,460 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 3.2% unemployment rate, $19.77/hr average worker wage, and a $41,130 average annual salary. Thus, about 12.775 out of every 1000 jobs in Keene are held by carpenters, and 7.258/1000 are held by construction laborers.
Of the 3 carpentry schools with a 100-mile radius of Keene, none have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, North Bennet Street School comes out as the most expensive ($61,218/yr) for carpentry students, with Manchester Community College as the lowest, reported at only $17,487/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Keene|
|New London||NH||-||5||27.7354||166||36.4 miles|
|North Andover||MA||-||1||30.19||56||60.2 miles|
|Chestnut Hill||MA||-||2||53.2355||134||70.0 miles|
|East Windsor||CT||-||1||6.26683||12||71.8 miles|