Lawton, OK (population: 87,265) has three vocational schools within its city limits. Great Plains Technology Center, the highest ranked school in the city with a vocational program, has a total student population of 239. It is the 1115th highest ranked school in the USA and the 12th highest in the state of Oklahoma (#1 is Oklahoma City University).
Vocational students from Lawton 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 Lawton area alone, there are 280 employed middle school teachers earning an average salary of $*. Vocational education teachers in this area earn $49,330/yr and there are 40 employed.
Lawton lies in Comanche county, which is one of the 41 counties in Oklahoma. Overall, the Lawton area has 40,850 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 2.3% unemployment rate, $16.23/hr average worker wage, and a $33,750 average annual salary. Thus, about 0.960 out of every 1000 jobs in Lawton are held by vocational education teachers, and 6.879/1000 are held by middle school teachers.
Of the 3 vocational schools in Lawton, none have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Platt College comes out as the most expensive ($26,244/yr) for vocational students, with Cameron University as the lowest, reported at only $7,210/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Lawton|
|Wichita Falls||TX||103,067||2||34.7529||101||48.8 miles|
|El Reno||OK||-||2||15.8225||75||69.7 miles|
|Oklahoma City||OK||564,147||19||18.6276||473||79.2 miles|
|Midwest City||OK||57,117||2||17.3383||110||84.1 miles|