Traverse City has a general population of 14,532 and an overall student population of 5,065. Approximately 5,065 of Traverse City's students are enrolled in schools that offer drafting programs.
The largest drafting school in Traverse City, by student population, is Northwestern Michigan College. In 2010, Northwestern Michigan College graduated approximately 5 students from its drafting program.
A reported 5 students graduated with credentials in drafting in Traverse City in 2010. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $16,891 per year in tuition if you are eligible for instate tuition. Out of state tuition for all Traverse City drafting schools was an average of $18,203 per year in 2009.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $1,300 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a drafting program in Traverse City. And if you live on campus at one of the Traverse City-based drafting schools, you will have an added expense of $8,448 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $8,443.
If you plan on staying in Traverse City after graduating from drafting school, you should know that job prospects for drafters in Traverse City, which is the most popular drafting profession, are not very good. In 2010, there were 4,360 drafters in Michigan. Of these drafters, 100 were working in the greater Traverse City area. By the year 2018, the number of drafters is expected to decrease by -4% in Traverse City. This projected change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for drafters.
As a drafter in Traverse City, you can expect to make an average salary of $45,490 per year. This is higher than the average salary for drafters in the state.