Texas contains seven schools that offer gunsmithing programs. Meridian Technology Center, the highest-ranking gunsmithing school in TX, has a total student population of 576 and is the 2274th highest ranked school in America.
Of the 7 gunsmithing schools in Texas, none have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Wichita Area Technical College comes out as the most expensive ($22,197/yr), with Butler Community College as the lowest recorded at only $6,456/yr.
Gunsmithing students from Texas 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 Texas alone, there are 32,500 employed machinists earning an average yearly salary of $36,640. Maintenance and repair workers, general in this state earn $30,840/yr and there are 98,610 employed.
Also, within the gunsmithing schools in Texas, the average student population is 3,703 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 18 to 1. Aside from gunsmithing, there are 11086 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 2,493 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $3,572, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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