Creston has a total population of 7,597 and a student population of 1,680. Of these students, 1,680 are enrolled in schools that offer drafting programs.
The largest drafting school in Creston, by student population, is Southwestern Community College. Approximately 10 students graduated in 2010 from Southwestern Community College with credentials in drafting.
In 2010, 10 students graduated with a drafting certificate from one of Creston's drafting schools. Tuition in 2009 at Creston's drafting schools was $10,210 per year for instate students and $11,005 per year for out of state students.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $1,155 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a drafting program in Creston. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $4,900 per year, on average, for room and board. If you live at home, you can cut this cost down to approximately $7,695.
Many drafting graduates choose to work as drafters after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Creston, your job prospects are not very good. In 2010, 1 out of every 30 drafters in Iowa were working in the greater Creston area. Creston's drafter workforce is projected to increase by 4% by the year 2018. This anticipated change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for drafters.
As a drafter in Creston, you can expect to make an average salary of $42,800 per year. This is higher than the average salary for drafters in the state.