With an overall population of 58,268 and a student population of 6,494, approximately 6,100 of Council Bluffs students attend one of Council Bluffs's schools that offer drafting programs.
Council Bluffs's largest drafting school is Iowa Western Community College. In 2010, Iowa Western Community College graduated approximately 5 students from its drafting program.
A reported 5 students graduated with credentials in drafting in Council Bluffs in 2010. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $13,782 per year in tuition if you are eligible for instate tuition. Out of state tuition for all Council Bluffs drafting schools was an average of $13,932 per year in 2009.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $940 for drafting related books and supplies each year. And if you live on campus at one of the Council Bluffs-based drafting schools, you will have an added expense of $5,320 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $10,706.
After graduating with your credentials in drafting, if you decide to work as a drafter in Council Bluffs, your job prospects are not very good. There were 880 drafters working in Iowa and 330 working in the greater Council Bluffs area in 2010. The number of drafters in Council Bluffs is expected to increase by 4% by the year 2018. This anticipated change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for drafters.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a drafter in Council Bluffs is $36,170 per year, which is lower than the average for drafters state-wide.