Montana contains three schools that offer gunsmithing programs. Montana State University-Billings-College of Technology, the highest-ranking gunsmithing school in MT, has a total student population of 1,406 and is the 4750th highest ranked school in America.
Of the 3 gunsmithing schools in Montana, none have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, University of Montana-Helena College of Technology comes out as the most expensive ($10,956/yr), with Montana Tech-College of Technology as the lowest recorded at only $9,350/yr.
Gunsmithing students from Montana 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 Montana alone, there are 800 employed machinists earning an average yearly salary of $36,270. Maintenance and repair workers, general in this state earn $33,980/yr and there are 4,510 employed.
Also, within the gunsmithing schools in Montana, the average student population is 1,791 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 14 to 1. Aside from gunsmithing, there are 1015 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 1,803 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $4,505, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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