Dowagiac has a general population of 6,147 and an overall student population of 2,970. Approximately 2,970 of Dowagiac's students are enrolled in schools that offer drafting programs.
Of the 1 drafting schools in Dowagiac, the largest drafting school, by student population, is Southwestern Michigan College. In 2010, Southwestern Michigan College graduated approximately 8 students with credentials in drafting.
In 2010, 8 students graduated with a drafting degree in Dowagiac. If you decide to attend one of Dowagiac's drafting schools, you can expect to pay an average of $14,447 per year in instate tuition and $14,742 per year in out of state tuition.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $1,200 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a drafting program in Dowagiac. And if you live on campus at one of the Dowagiac-based drafting schools, you will have an added expense of $5,000 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $7,287.
If you decide to work as a drafter in Dowagiac, your job prospects are not very good. In 2010, 1 out of every 35 drafters in Michigan were working in the greater Dowagiac area. The number of drafters in Dowagiac is expected to increase by 5% by the year 2018. This anticipated change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for drafters.
As a drafter in Dowagiac, you can expect to make an average salary of $42,850 per year. This is lower than the average salary for drafters in the state.