Lafayette has a general population of 110,257 and an overall student population of 22,602. Approximately 1,320 of Lafayette's students are enrolled in schools that offer drafting programs.
Lafayette's largest drafting school is Acadiana Technical College-Lafayette Campus. In 2010, Acadiana Technical College-Lafayette Campus graduated approximately 108 students from its drafting program.
A total of 108 students graduated with credentials in drafting from drafting schools in Lafayette in 2010. In 2009 tuition at drafting schools in Lafayette was $904 per year, on average.
You should also anticipate spending about $1,200 for drafting related books and supplies every year.
After graduating with your credentials in drafting, if you decide to work as a drafter in Lafayette, your job prospects are not very good. In 2010, 1 out of every 8 drafters in Louisiana were working in the greater Lafayette area. The government projects that the number of drafters in Lafayette will increase by 7% by the year 2018. This anticipated change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for drafters.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a drafter in Lafayette is $41,350 per year. This is lower than the state-wide average salary for drafters.