Tucson, AZ (population: 551,067) has two drafting schools within its city limits. Pima Community College, the highest ranked school in the city with a drafting program, has a total student population of 35,880. It is the 4974th highest ranked school in the USA and the 74th highest in the state of Arizona (#1 is Northern Arizona University).
Drafting students from Tucson 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. In fact, in the Tucson area alone, there are ** employed landscape architects earning an average salary of $44,530. Architecture and engineering employees in this area earn $73,470/yr and there are 9,700 employed.
Tucson lies in Pima county, which is one of the 15 counties in Arizona. Overall, the Tucson area has 362,000 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1% unemployment rate, $20/hr average worker wage, and a $40,870 average annual salary. Thus, about 27 out of every 1000 jobs in Tucson are held by architecture and engineering employees, and **/1000 are held by landscape architects.
Of the 2 drafting schools in Tucson, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, ITT Technical Institute-Tucson comes out as the most expensive ($22,755/yr) for drafting students, with Pima Community College as the lowest, reported at only $3,259/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Tucson|
|Sierra Vista||AZ||44,234||0||-||0||55.0 miles|
|Casa Grande||AZ||47,388||1||16.7022||3||68.8 miles|