Columbia has a total population of 88,254 and a student population of 10,398. Of these students, 8,778 are enrolled in schools that offer drafting programs.
Howard Community College is the largest drafting school in Columbia, based on student population. In 2010, approximately 3 students graduated from the Drafting program at Howard Community College.
A reported 3 students graduated with credentials in drafting in Columbia in 2010. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $3,993 per year in tuition costs.
You should also anticipate spending about $1,600 for drafting related books and supplies every year.
Many drafting graduates choose to work as drafters after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Columbia, your job prospects are average. In 2010, of the 1,520 drafters in Maryland, 840 were working in the greater Columbia area. The government projects that the number of drafters in Columbia will increase by 11% 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 Columbia is $49,490 per year, which is higher than the average for drafters state-wide.