Ankeny has a general population of 27,117 and an overall student population of 22,741. Approximately 22,324 of Ankeny's students are enrolled in schools that offer drafting programs.
Des Moines Area Community College is the largest drafting school in Ankeny, based on student population. In 2010, Des Moines Area Community College graduated approximately 15 students with credentials in drafting.
In 2010, 24 students graduated with a drafting degree in Ankeny. If you decide to attend one of Ankeny's drafting schools, you can expect to pay an average of $13,682 per year in instate tuition and $17,132 per year in out of state tuition.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $1,100 for drafting related books and supplies each year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $3,780 per year, on average, for room and board. If you live at home, you can cut this cost down to approximately $8,380.
Many drafting graduates choose to work as drafters after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Ankeny, your job prospects are not very good. In 2010, 1 out of every 5 drafters in Iowa were working in the greater Ankeny area. The number of drafters in Ankeny is expected to increase by 4% by the year 2018. This projected change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for drafters.
As a drafter in Ankeny, you can expect to make an average salary of $44,480 per year. This is higher than the average salary for drafters in the state.