Lincoln has a total population of 225,581 and a student population of 42,081. Of these students, 11,556 are enrolled in schools that offer drafting programs.
Of the 1 drafting schools in Lincoln, the largest drafting school, by student population, is Southeast Community College Area. In 2010, approximately 20 students graduated from the Drafting program at Southeast Community College Area.
In 2010, 32 students graduated with a drafting degree in Lincoln. Tuition in 2009 at Lincoln's drafting schools was $9,828 per year for instate students and $10,301 per year for out of state students.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $1,200 for drafting related books and supplies each year. And if you live on campus at one of the Lincoln-based drafting schools, you will have an added expense of $3,918 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $5,910.
If you plan on staying in Lincoln after graduating from drafting school, you should know that job prospects for drafters in Lincoln, which is the most popular drafting profession, are not very good. In 2010, of the 560 drafters in Nebraska, 120 were working in the greater Lincoln area. By the year 2018, the number of drafters is expected to increase by 3% in Lincoln. This projected change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for drafters.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a drafter in Lincoln is $45,000 per year, which is higher than the average for drafters state-wide.