Ypsilanti has a general population of 22,362 and an overall student population of 22,893. Approximately 22,893 of Ypsilanti's students are enrolled in schools that offer drafting programs.
Of the 1 drafting schools in Ypsilanti, the largest drafting school, by student population, is Eastern Michigan University. In 2010, approximately 29 students graduated from the Drafting program at Eastern Michigan University.
In 2010, 29 students graduated with a drafting degree from one of Ypsilanti's drafting schools. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $19,114 per year in tuition if you are eligible for instate tuition. Out of state tuition for all Ypsilanti drafting schools was an average of $33,019 per year in 2009.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $900 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a drafting program in Ypsilanti. And if you live on campus at one of the Ypsilanti-based drafting schools, you will have an added expense of $7,785 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $12,428.
If you plan on staying in Ypsilanti after graduating from drafting school, you should know that job prospects for drafters in Ypsilanti, which is the most popular drafting profession, are not very good. There were 1,970 drafters working in Michigan and 90 working in the greater Ypsilanti area in 2010. The number of drafters in Ypsilanti is expected to increase by 5% by the year 2018. This projected change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for drafters.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a drafter in Ypsilanti is $46,500 per year, which is higher than the average for drafters state-wide.