Muncie, IN (population: 64,234) has three gunsmithing schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Sinclair Community College, the highest ranked school in this group with a gunsmithing program, has a total student population of 21,561. It is the 5335th highest ranked school in the USA and the 282nd highest in the state of Ohio (#1 is Ohio State University-Main Campus).
Gunsmithing students from Muncie 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 Muncie area alone, there are 140 employed machinists earning an average salary of $36,530. Maintenance and repair workers, general in this area earn $31,980/yr and there are 520 employed.
Muncie lies in Delaware county, which is one of the 39 counties in Indiana. Overall, the Muncie area has 45,870 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 4.7% unemployment rate, $17.66/hr average worker wage, and a $36,730 average annual salary. Thus, about 11.340 out of every 1000 jobs in Muncie are held by maintenance and repair workers, general, and 3.111/1000 are held by machinists.
Of the 3 gunsmithing schools with a 100-mile radius of Muncie, only 2 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 Sinclair Community College as the lowest, reported at only $3,687/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Muncie|
|North Manchester||IN||-||1||55.0629||70||58.8 miles|
|Fort Wayne||IN||253,250||14||20.2986||342||61.6 miles|
|West Lafayette||IN||-||1||78.6553||122||81.6 miles|
|Concord Twp||OH||-||1||37.8234||22||82.1 miles|
|Yellow Springs||OH||-||2||0.482738||0||84.2 miles|
|Crestview Hills||KY||-||1||24.073||65||91.8 miles|