New Paltz, NY has four carpentry schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Johnson College, the highest ranked school in this group with a carpentry program, has a total student population of 411. It is the 302nd highest ranked school in the USA and the 27th highest in the state of Pennsylvania (#1 is University of Pennsylvania).
Carpentry students from New Paltz 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 Kingston area alone, there are 330 employed construction laborers earning an average salary of $37,160. Carpenters in this area earn $40,010/yr and there are 400 employed.
New Paltz lies in Ulster county, which is one of the 28 counties in New York. Overall, the Kingston area has 59,530 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.8% unemployment rate, $19.04/hr average worker wage, and a $39,590 average annual salary. Thus, about 6.785 out of every 1000 jobs in New Paltz are held by carpenters, and 5.583/1000 are held by construction laborers.
Of the 4 carpentry schools with a 100-mile radius of New Paltz, none have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Johnson College comes out as the most expensive ($18,990/yr) for carpentry students, with SUNY College of Technology at Delhi as the lowest, reported at only $12,329/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from New Paltz|
|Hyde Park||NY||-||1||37.5099||6||9.7 miles|
|West Point||NY||-||1||80.8664||76||25.5 miles|
|White Plains||NY||57,617||2||21.3371||15||53.1 miles|
|New Rochelle||NY||74,592||3||35.7163||149||59.4 miles|
|Mount Vernon||NY||68,747||8||36.4632||259||59.5 miles|
|West Paterson||NJ||-||1||20.7455||20||59.6 miles|