With an overall population of 20,909 and a student population of 8,944, approximately 4,300 of Portsmouth students attend one of Portsmouth's schools that offer drafting programs.
The largest drafting school in Portsmouth, by student population, is Shawnee State University. In 2010, Shawnee State University graduated approximately 3 students from its drafting program.
A reported 3 students graduated with credentials in drafting in Portsmouth in 2010. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $18,350 per year in tuition if you are eligible for instate tuition. Out of state tuition for all Portsmouth drafting schools was an average of $22,694 per year in 2009.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $1,440 for drafting related books and supplies each year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $7,944 per year, on average, for room and board. If you live at home, you can cut this cost down to approximately $0.
Many drafting graduates choose to work as drafters after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Portsmouth, your job prospects are not very good. In 2010, 1 out of every 64 drafters in Ohio were working in the greater Portsmouth area. The number of drafters in Portsmouth is expected to decrease by -6% 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 Portsmouth is $48,250 per year. This is higher than the state-wide average salary for drafters.