Hutchinson has a total population of 40,787 and a student population of 5,519. Of these students, 5,453 are enrolled in schools that offer carpentry programs.
Of the 1 carpentry schools in Hutchinson, the largest carpentry school, by student population, is Hutchinson Community College. In 2010, approximately 6 students graduated from the Carpentry program at Hutchinson Community College.
In 2010, 6 students graduated with a carpentry degree from one of Hutchinson's carpentry schools. Tuition in 2009 at Hutchinson's carpentry schools was $12,048 per year for instate students and $13,136 per year for out of state students.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $1,400 for carpentry related books and supplies each year. And if you live on campus at one of the Hutchinson-based carpentry schools, you will have an added expense of $4,816 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $7,032.
Many carpentry graduates choose to work as carpenters after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Hutchinson, your job prospects are not very good. In 2010, 1 out of every 6 carpenters in Kansas were working in the greater Hutchinson area. By the year 2018, the number of carpenters is expected to increase by 4% in Hutchinson. This projected change is the same as the projected nationwide trend for carpenters.
As a carpenter in Hutchinson, you can expect to make an average salary of $32,640 per year. This is lower than the average salary for carpenters in the state.