With an overall population of 198,682 and a student population of 11,849, approximately 558 of Des Moines students attend one of Des Moines's schools that offer drafting programs.
Of the 1 drafting schools in Des Moines, the largest drafting school, by student population, is Vatterott College. In 2010, Vatterott College graduated approximately 13 students from its drafting program.
A total of 13 students graduated with credentials in drafting from drafting schools in Des Moines in 2010. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $11,200 per year in tuition costs.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $1,090 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a drafting program in Des Moines.
If you plan on staying in Des Moines after graduating from drafting school, you should know that job prospects for drafters in Des Moines, which is the most popular drafting profession, are not very good. In 2010, of the 880 drafters in Iowa, 170 were working in the greater Des Moines area. By the year 2018, the number of drafters is expected to increase by 4% in Des Moines. This projected change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for drafters.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a drafter in Des Moines is $44,480 per year, which is higher than the average for drafters state-wide.