Michigan City, IN has three gunsmithing schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Kellogg Community College, the highest ranked school in this group with a gunsmithing program, has a total student population of 5,976. It is the 5220th highest ranked school in the USA and the 120th highest in the state of Michigan (#1 is Kalamazoo College).
Gunsmithing students from Michigan City 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 Michigan City-La Porte area alone, there are 360 employed machinists earning an average salary of $39,490. Maintenance and repair workers, general in this area earn $34,660/yr and there are 510 employed.
Michigan City lies in LaPorte county, which is one of the 39 counties in Indiana. Overall, the Michigan City-La Porte area has 43,010 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 2.5% unemployment rate, $16.65/hr average worker wage, and a $34,640 average annual salary. Thus, about 11.773 out of every 1000 jobs in Michigan City are held by maintenance and repair workers, general, and 8.445/1000 are held by machinists.
Of the 3 gunsmithing schools with a 100-mile radius of Michigan City, none have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Ivy Tech Community College-Kokomo comes out as the most expensive ($12,383/yr) for gunsmithing students, with Kellogg Community College as the lowest, reported at only $5,537/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Michigan City|
|South Bend||IN||103,173||4||21.2634||164||32.3 miles|
|Calumet City||IL||-||1||19.3758||27||33.4 miles|
|Notre Dame||IN||-||1||49.129||10||33.8 miles|
|South Holland||IL||-||1||10.1002||61||37.5 miles|
|Blue Island||IL||-||2||31.6013||8||40.7 miles|
|Chicago Heights||IL||-||1||9.7858||55||40.8 miles|
|Oak Forest||IL||-||1||38.4537||3||44.5 miles|
|University Park||IL||-||2||26.7847||216||44.8 miles|
|Palos Heights||IL||-||1||26.9291||61||46.6 miles|
|Tinley Park||IL||60,149||0||-||0||47.7 miles|
|Oak Park||IL||49,270||1||1.32863||0||47.8 miles|
|River Forest||IL||-||2||45.0836||173||49.2 miles|
|Orland Park||IL||55,957||1||26.0399||11||49.8 miles|
|River Grove||IL||-||1||11.7006||67||50.8 miles|
|Des Plaines||IL||57,512||1||11.0092||69||56.4 miles|
|Villa Park||IL||-||2||31.4324||7||57.8 miles|