Ironwood has a general population of 6,293 and an overall student population of 1,162. Approximately 1,162 of Ironwood's students are enrolled in schools that offer drafting programs.
Ironwood's largest drafting school is Gogebic Community College. In 2010, Gogebic Community College graduated approximately 5 students from its drafting program.
In 2010, 5 students graduated with a drafting degree from one of Ironwood's drafting schools. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $9,413 per year in tuition if you are eligible for instate tuition. Out of state tuition for all Ironwood drafting schools was an average of $10,219 per year in 2009.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $1,000 for drafting related books and supplies each year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $3,790 per year, on average, for room and board. If you live at home, you can cut this cost down to approximately $5,623.
If you plan on staying in Ironwood after graduating from drafting school, you should know that job prospects for drafters in Ironwood, which is the most popular drafting profession, are not very good. In 2010, of the 1,970 drafters in Michigan, 50 were working in the greater Ironwood area. The number of drafters in Ironwood is expected to increase by 5% 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 Ironwood is $43,180 per year. This is lower than the state-wide average salary for drafters.