Corvallis, OR (population: 51,582) has one carpentry school within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Chemeketa Community College has a total student population of 12,217. It is the 5468th highest ranked school in the USA and the 63rd highest in the state of Oregon (#1 is Reed College).
Carpentry students from Corvallis 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 Corvallis area alone, there are 90 employed construction laborers earning an average salary of $28,020. Carpenters in this area earn $40,820/yr and there are 110 employed.
Corvallis lies in Benton county, which is one of the 16 counties in Oregon. Overall, the Corvallis area has 32,620 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 2.9% unemployment rate, $21.31/hr average worker wage, and a $44,320 average annual salary. Thus, about 3.298 out of every 1000 jobs in Corvallis are held by carpenters, and 2.814/1000 are held by construction laborers.
After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Chemeketa Community College ends up costing a student $5,817/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Corvallis|
|Oregon City||OR||-||1||13.6089||75||63.6 miles|
|Coos Bay||OR||-||1||11.4399||59||95.4 miles|