Columbia has a general population of 116,278 and an overall student population of 37,918. Approximately 441 of Columbia's students are enrolled in schools that offer drafting programs.
ITT Technical Institute-Columbia is the largest drafting school in Columbia, based on student population. In 2010, ITT Technical Institute-Columbia graduated approximately 12 students with credentials in drafting.
A reported 12 students graduated with credentials in drafting in Columbia in 2010. If you decide to attend a drafting school in Columbia, you can expect to pay an average yearly tuition of $17,148.
Many drafting graduates choose to work as drafters after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Columbia, your job prospects are not very good. In 2010, there were 1,190 drafters in South Carolina. Of these drafters, 190 were working in the greater Columbia area. The government projects that the number of drafters in Columbia will increase by 3% 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 Columbia is $39,480 per year. This is lower than the state-wide average salary for drafters.