Washington contains four schools that offer gunsmithing programs. Renton Technical College, the highest-ranking gunsmithing school in WA, has a total student population of 4,346 and is the 3607th highest ranked school in America.
Of the 4 gunsmithing schools in Washington, none have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Bates Technical College comes out as the most expensive ($12,542/yr), with Grays Harbor College as the lowest recorded at only $6,932/yr.
Gunsmithing students from Washington 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 Washington alone, there are 5,090 employed machinists earning an average yearly salary of $47,480. Maintenance and repair workers, general in this state earn $40,450/yr and there are 22,560 employed.
Also, within the gunsmithing schools in Washington, the average student population is 3,354 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 17 to 1. Aside from gunsmithing, there are 3883 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 2,017 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $3,803, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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