Fergus Falls has a total population of 13,471 and a student population of 6,732. Of these students, 6,732 are enrolled in schools that offer drafting programs.
Minnesota State Community and Technical College is the largest drafting school in Fergus Falls, based on student population. In 2010, approximately 13 students graduated from the Drafting program at Minnesota State Community and Technical College.
A reported 25 students graduated with credentials in drafting in Fergus Falls in 2010. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $5,248 per year in tuition costs.
You should also anticipate spending about $1,200 for drafting related books and supplies every year. And if you live on campus at one of the Fergus Falls-based drafting schools, you will have an added expense of $4,150 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $9,248.
Many drafting graduates choose to work as drafters after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Fergus Falls, your job prospects are not very good. In 2010, there were 2,460 drafters in Minnesota. Of these drafters, 180 were working in the greater Fergus Falls area. The government projects that the number of drafters in Fergus Falls will decrease by -10% 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 Fergus Falls is $44,520 per year, which is higher than the average for drafters state-wide.