Mobile, AL (population: 190,007) has three drafting schools within its city limits. Virginia College-Mobile, the highest ranked school in the city with a drafting program, has a total student population of 737. It is the 1648th highest ranked school in the USA and the 12th highest in the state of Alabama (#1 is Auburn University Main Campus).
Drafting students from Mobile schools who go on to become architects, architecture designers, drafters, landscape architects, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 2,412,730 people working as architecture and engineering employees alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $73,590. Also, Landscape architects make on average $65,910 per year and there are about 18,940 of them employed in the US today.
Mobile lies in Mobile county, which is one of the 67 counties in Alabama. Overall, the Mobile area has 172,980 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1% unemployment rate, $18/hr average worker wage, and a $36,850 average annual salary.
Of the 3 drafting schools in Mobile, none have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, ITT Technical Institute-Mobile comes out as the most expensive ($22,919/yr) for drafting students, with Bishop State Community College as the lowest, reported at only $3,655/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Mobile|
|Bay Minette||AL||-||1||14.4825||35||23.5 miles|
|Orange Beach||AL||-||1||9.16962||21||40.7 miles|
|Fort Walton Beach||FL||-||1||18.8268||27||89.6 miles|