Oshkosh, WI (population: 63,983) has eight carpentry schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Fox Valley Technical College, the highest ranked school in this group with a carpentry program, has a total student population of 10,258. It is the 3528th highest ranked school in the USA and the 62nd highest in the state of Wisconsin (#1 is University of Wisconsin-Madison).
Carpentry students from Oshkosh 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 Oshkosh-Neenah area alone, there are 520 employed construction laborers earning an average salary of $33,190. Carpenters in this area earn $*/yr and there are 690 employed.
Oshkosh lies in Winnebago county, which is one of the 34 counties in Wisconsin. Overall, the Oshkosh-Neenah area has 86,660 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 2.3% unemployment rate, $19.68/hr average worker wage, and a $40,930 average annual salary. Thus, about 7.998 out of every 1000 jobs in Oshkosh are held by carpenters, and 6.035/1000 are held by construction laborers.
Of the 8 carpentry schools with a 100-mile radius of Oshkosh, only 3 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Madison Area Technical College comes out as the most expensive ($9,970/yr) for carpentry students, with College of Menominee Nation as the lowest, reported at only $4,546/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Oshkosh|
|Fond du Lac||WI||42,100||2||22.0044||202||18.0 miles|
|Green Bay||WI||101,191||7||25.235||199||44.3 miles|
|Wisconsin Rapids||WI||-||1||14.8847||67||67.7 miles|
|West Allis||WI||59,345||1||16.5935||7||74.6 miles|