South Dakota contains ten schools that offer gunsmithing programs. Colorado School of Trades, the highest-ranking gunsmithing school in SD, has a total student population of 148 and is the 2010th highest ranked school in America.
Of the 10 gunsmithing schools in South Dakota, none have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Colorado School of Trades comes out as the most expensive ($30,156/yr), with Butler Community College as the lowest recorded at only $6,456/yr.
Gunsmithing students from South Dakota 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 South Dakota alone, there are 680 employed machinists earning an average yearly salary of $32,880. Maintenance and repair workers, general in this state earn $29,810/yr and there are 2,310 employed.
Also, within the gunsmithing schools in South Dakota, the average student population is 1,780 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 15 to 1. Aside from gunsmithing, there are 1098 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 1,143 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $6,336, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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