North Carolina contains 111 schools that offer vocational programs. Duke University, the highest-ranking vocational school in NC, has a total student population of 14,350 and is the 15th highest ranked school in America.
Of the 111 vocational schools in North Carolina, only 8 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Brookstone College comes out as the most expensive ($34,289/yr), with Rowan-Cabarrus Community College as the lowest recorded at only $76/yr.
Vocational students from North Carolina schools who go on to become vocational educators, event planners, landscape architects, landscape designers, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 114,420 people working as vocational education teachers alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $52,030. Also, Middle school teachers make on average $53,550 per year and there are about 665,420 of them employed in the US today. In fact, in the North Carolina alone, there are 19,930 employed middle school teachers earning an average yearly salary of $42,710. Vocational education teachers in this state earn $48,060/yr and there are 6,710 employed.
Also, within the vocational schools in North Carolina, the average student population is 3,455 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 15 to 1. Aside from vocational, there are 6640 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 3,218 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $2,155, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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