Saint Louis, MO (population: 349,763) has one gunsmithing school within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Southwestern Illinois College has a total student population of 14,440. It is the 5043rd highest ranked school in the USA and the 190th highest in the state of Illinois (#1 is Northwestern University).
Gunsmithing students from Saint Louis 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.
After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Southwestern Illinois College ends up costing a student $4,238/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Saint Louis|
|Maryland Heights||MO||-||1||21.4481||9||11.4 miles|
|Saint Charles||MO||65,986||1||57.1604||124||18.3 miles|
|Saint Peters||MO||56,697||1||24.7073||15||22.2 miles|