Des Plaines has a general population of 58,720 and an overall student population of 12,087. Approximately 12,087 of Des Plaines's students are enrolled in schools that offer drafting programs.
Oakton Community College is the largest drafting school in Des Plaines, based on student population. Approximately 18 students graduated in 2010 from Oakton Community College with credentials in drafting.
In 2010, 27 students graduated with a drafting certificate from one of Des Plaines's drafting schools. If you decide to attend a drafting school in Des Plaines, you can expect to pay an average yearly tuition of $2,510.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $1,000 for drafting related books and supplies each year.
If you plan on staying in Des Plaines after graduating from drafting school, you should know that job prospects for drafters in Des Plaines, which is the most popular drafting profession, are not very good. In 2010, 1 out of every 2 drafters in Illinois were working in the greater Des Plaines area. The government projects that the number of drafters in Des Plaines will increase by 7% 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 Des Plaines is $44,920 per year, which is lower than the average for drafters state-wide.