Virginia contains nine schools that offer gunsmithing programs. Wytheville Community College, the highest-ranking gunsmithing school in VA, has a total student population of 3,783 and is the 4625th highest ranked school in America.
Of the 9 gunsmithing schools in Virginia, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Southwest Virginia Community College comes out as the most expensive ($6,355/yr), with Wytheville Community College as the lowest recorded at only $1,335/yr.
Gunsmithing students from Virginia 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 Virginia alone, there are 7,230 employed machinists earning an average yearly salary of $39,820. Maintenance and repair workers, general in this state earn $39,360/yr and there are 36,950 employed.
Also, within the gunsmithing schools in Virginia, the average student population is 3,287 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 16 to 1. Aside from gunsmithing, there are 3782 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 2,568 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $4,181, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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