Fairmont has a general population of 19,097 and an overall student population of 7,406. Approximately 2,729 of Fairmont's students are enrolled in schools that offer drafting programs.
Fairmont's largest drafting school is Pierpont Community and Technical College. In 2010, Pierpont Community and Technical College graduated approximately 3 students with credentials in drafting.
In 2010, 3 students graduated with a drafting degree from one of Fairmont's drafting schools. Tuition in 2009 at Fairmont's drafting schools was $14,352 per year for instate students and $19,424 per year for out of state students.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $1,000 for drafting related books and supplies each year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $6,570 per year, on average, for room and board at Fairmont-based drafting schools. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $0.
If you plan on staying in Fairmont after graduating from drafting school, you should know that job prospects for drafters in Fairmont, which is the most popular drafting profession, are not very good. There were 260 drafters working in West Virginia and 60 working in the greater Fairmont area in 2010. The number of drafters in Fairmont is expected to decrease by -8% by the year 2018. This anticipated change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for drafters.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a drafter in Fairmont is $35,680 per year, which is lower than the average for drafters state-wide.