If you are interested in pursuing drafting, you may want to consider attending one of the 2 drafting schools in Kalamazoo, Michigan. With an overall population of 77,145 and a student population of 38,972, approximately 36,575 of Kalamazoo students attend one of Kalamazoo's schools that offer drafting programs.
Kalamazoo Valley Community College is the largest drafting school in Kalamazoo, based on student population. In 2010, Kalamazoo Valley Community College graduated approximately 47 students with credentials in drafting.
A reported 62 students graduated with credentials in drafting in Kalamazoo in 2010. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $20,298 per year in tuition if you are eligible for instate tuition. Out of state tuition for all Kalamazoo drafting schools was an average of $31,418 per year in 2009.
You should also anticipate spending about $1,100 for drafting related books and supplies every year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $7,784 per year, on average, for room and board at Kalamazoo-based drafting schools. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $10,169.
If you plan on staying in Kalamazoo after graduating from drafting school, you should know that job prospects for drafters in Kalamazoo, which is the most popular drafting profession, are not very good. In 2010, there were 4,360 drafters in Michigan. Of these drafters, 110 were working in the greater Kalamazoo area. The number of drafters in Kalamazoo is expected to decrease by -4% by the year 2018. This projected change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for drafters.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a drafter in Kalamazoo is $47,880 per year. This is higher than the state-wide average salary for drafters.
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