Pennsylvania contains five schools that offer gunsmithing programs. Precision Manufacturing Institute, the highest-ranking gunsmithing school in PA, has a total student population of 68 and is the 994th highest ranked school in America.
Of the 5 gunsmithing schools in Pennsylvania, only 1 has 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 Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology as the lowest recorded at only $6,155/yr.
Gunsmithing students from Pennsylvania 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 Pennsylvania alone, there are 18,150 employed machinists earning an average yearly salary of $38,670. Maintenance and repair workers, general in this state earn $36,080/yr and there are 59,390 employed.
Also, within the gunsmithing schools in Pennsylvania, the average student population is 2,077 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 15 to 1. Aside from gunsmithing, there are 10679 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 2,747 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $9,718, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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