With an overall population of 83,048 and a student population of 10,770, approximately 10,133 of Hammond students attend one of Hammond's schools that offer drafting programs.
The largest drafting school in Hammond, by student population, is Purdue University-Calumet Campus. Approximately 25 students graduated in 2010 from Purdue University-Calumet Campus with credentials in drafting.
A total of 36 students graduated with credentials in drafting from drafting schools in Hammond in 2010. Tuition in 2009 at Hammond's drafting schools was $17,585 per year for instate students and $24,872 per year for out of state students.
You should also anticipate spending about $1,125 for drafting related books and supplies every year. And if you live on campus at one of the Hammond-based drafting schools, you will have an added expense of $4,680 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $10,545.
If you decide to work as a drafter in Hammond, your job prospects are not very good. In 2010, there were 1,920 drafters in Indiana. Of these drafters, 160 were working in the greater Hammond area. By the year 2018, the number of drafters is expected to increase by 7% in Hammond. This anticipated change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for drafters.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a drafter in Hammond is $50,630 per year, which is higher than the average for drafters state-wide.