Grand Rapids has a total population of 197,800 and a student population of 38,883. Of these students, 16,944 are enrolled in schools that offer drafting programs.
Grand Rapids's largest drafting school is Grand Rapids Community College. In 2010, approximately 20 students graduated from the Drafting program at Grand Rapids Community College.
A reported 20 students graduated with credentials in drafting in Grand Rapids in 2010. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $2,308 per year in tuition costs.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $1,524 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a drafting program in Grand Rapids.
After graduating with your credentials in drafting, if you decide to work as a drafter in Grand Rapids, your job prospects are not very good. In 2010, there were 4,360 drafters in Michigan. Of these drafters, 540 were working in the greater Grand Rapids area. The government projects that the number of drafters in Grand Rapids will decrease by -4% by the year 2018. This anticipated change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for drafters.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a drafter in Grand Rapids is $51,060 per year. This is higher than the state-wide average salary for drafters.