New Albany, IN has three gunsmithing schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Vincennes University, the highest ranked school in this group with a gunsmithing program, has a total student population of 13,947. It is the 4164th highest ranked school in the USA and the 87th highest in the state of Indiana (#1 is Indiana University-Bloomington).
Gunsmithing students from New Albany 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 Louisville-Jefferson County-IN area alone, there are 1,330 employed machinists earning an average salary of $39,770. Maintenance and repair workers, general in this area earn $33,670/yr and there are 5,730 employed.
New Albany lies in Floyd county, which is one of the 39 counties in Indiana. Overall, the Louisville-Jefferson County-IN area has 593,940 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.7% unemployment rate, $19.22/hr average worker wage, and a $39,970 average annual salary. Thus, about 9.647 out of every 1000 jobs in New Albany are held by maintenance and repair workers, general, and 2.236/1000 are held by machinists.
Of the 3 gunsmithing schools with a 100-mile radius of New Albany, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Ivy Tech Community College-Southwest comes out as the most expensive ($11,626/yr) for gunsmithing students, with Vincennes University as the lowest, reported at only $8,501/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from New Albany|
|Saint Catharine||KY||-||1||13.7868||38||50.5 miles|
|Oakland City||IN||-||1||58.4328||69||82.6 miles|
|Crestview Hills||KY||-||1||24.073||65||84.3 miles|
|Bowling Green||KY||56,941||5||29.5084||365||97.1 miles|