Colorado contains three schools that offer gunsmithing programs. Colorado School of Trades, the highest-ranking gunsmithing school in CO, has a total student population of 148 and is the 2010th highest ranked school in America.
Of the 3 gunsmithing schools in Colorado, none have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Colorado School of Trades comes out as the most expensive ($30,156/yr), with Trinidad State Junior College as the lowest recorded at only $9,814/yr.
Gunsmithing students from Colorado schools who go on to become gunsmithers, gunsmiths, research and development machinists, machinists, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 1,268,930 people working as maintenance and repair workers, general alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $36,520. Also, Machinists make on average $38,940 per year and there are about 380,720 of them employed in the US today. In fact, in the Colorado alone, there are 3,990 employed machinists earning an average yearly salary of $40,340. Maintenance and repair workers, general in this state earn $36,720/yr and there are 21,420 employed.
Also, within the gunsmithing schools in Colorado, the average student population is 3,182 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 18 to 1. Aside from gunsmithing, there are 2501 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 3,103 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $4,337, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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