With an overall population of 77,906 and a student population of 35,548, approximately 5,808 of Tuscaloosa students attend one of Tuscaloosa's schools that offer drafting programs.
The largest drafting school in Tuscaloosa, by student population, is Shelton State Community College. Approximately 10 students graduated in 2010 from Shelton State Community College with credentials in drafting.
In 2010, 10 students graduated with a drafting degree in Tuscaloosa. In 2009 tuition at drafting schools in Tuscaloosa was $2,700 per year, on average.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $1,700 for drafting related books and supplies each year.
Many drafting graduates choose to work as drafters after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Tuscaloosa, your job prospects are not very good. There were 1,030 drafters working in Alabama and 40 working in the greater Tuscaloosa area in 2010. The government projects that the number of drafters in Tuscaloosa will increase by 5% by the year 2018. This projected change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for drafters.
As a drafter in Tuscaloosa, you can expect to make an average salary of $34,050 per year. This is lower than the average salary for drafters in the state.