The largest drafting school in Institute, by student population, is Kanawha Valley Community and Technical College. In 2010, approximately 0 students graduated from the Drafting program at Kanawha Valley Community and Technical College.
If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $13,500 per year in tuition if you are eligible for instate tuition. Out of state tuition for all Institute drafting schools was an average of $19,182 per year in 2009.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $1,070 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a drafting program in Institute. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $3,220 per year, on average, for room and board at Institute-based drafting schools. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $7,376.
If you plan on staying in Institute after graduating from drafting school, you should know that job prospects for drafters in Institute, which is the most popular drafting profession, are not very good. There were 260 drafters working in West Virginia and 90 working in the greater Institute area in 2010. The government projects that the number of drafters in Institute will decrease by -8% 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 Institute is $36,870 per year, which is lower than the average for drafters state-wide.