Columbus, OH (population: 768,662) has two carpentry schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Miami Valley Career Technology Center, the highest ranked school in this group with a carpentry program, has a total student population of 432. It is the 1391st highest ranked school in the USA and the 79th highest in the state of Ohio (#1 is Ohio State University-Main Campus).
Carpentry students from Columbus 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 Columbus area alone, there are 2,810 employed construction laborers earning an average salary of $35,550. Carpenters in this area earn $41,380/yr and there are 3,410 employed.
Columbus lies in Delaware county, which is one of the 36 counties in Ohio. Overall, the Columbus area has 908,190 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 0.9% unemployment rate, $20.70/hr average worker wage, and a $43,070 average annual salary. Thus, about 3.754 out of every 1000 jobs in Columbus are held by carpenters, and 3.096/1000 are held by construction laborers.
Of the 2 carpentry schools with a 100-mile radius of Columbus, none have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Great Oaks Institute of Technology and Career Development comes out as the most expensive ($41,304/yr) for carpentry students, with Miami Valley Career Technology Center as the lowest, reported at only $12,000/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Columbus|
|Canal Winchester||OH||-||1||0.0||0||13.7 miles|
|Concord Twp||OH||-||1||37.8234||22||46.5 miles|
|Yellow Springs||OH||-||2||0.482738||0||49.3 miles|
|Saint Martin||OH||-||1||11.3716||2||72.1 miles|
|Rio Grande||OH||-||3||18.3873||146||83.4 miles|
|New Boston||OH||-||1||21.3268||7||85.7 miles|
|New Philadelphia||OH||-||2||20.6614||41||88.6 miles|