Massachusetts contains nine schools that offer gunsmithing programs. Post University, the highest-ranking gunsmithing school in MA, has a total student population of 8,082 and is the 703rd highest ranked school in America.
Of the 9 gunsmithing schools in Massachusetts, only 2 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Lancaster County Career and Technology Center comes out as the most expensive ($23,472/yr), with Tidewater Community College as the lowest recorded at only $4,175/yr.
Gunsmithing students from Massachusetts 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 Massachusetts alone, there are 8,290 employed machinists earning an average yearly salary of $44,090. Maintenance and repair workers, general in this state earn $41,770/yr and there are 21,960 employed.
Also, within the gunsmithing schools in Massachusetts, the average student population is 2,580 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 14 to 1. Aside from gunsmithing, there are 5364 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 4,075 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $5,628, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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