West Virginia contains one school that offers gunsmithing programs. West Virginia University at Parkersburg has a total student population of 4,223 and is the 5148th highest ranked school in America.
Gunsmithing students from West 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 West Virginia alone, there are 2,340 employed machinists earning an average yearly salary of $34,810. Maintenance and repair workers, general in this state earn $31,820/yr and there are 9,570 employed.
Also, within the gunsmithing schools in West Virginia, the average student population is 1,951 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 15 to 1. Aside from gunsmithing, there are 1870 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 1,415 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $3,827, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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