Houghton has a total population of 7,010 and a student population of 7,136. Of these students, 7,136 are enrolled in schools that offer drafting programs.
Houghton's largest drafting school is Michigan Technological University. In 2010, Michigan Technological University graduated approximately 0 students from its drafting program.
If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $23,093 per year in tuition if you are eligible for instate tuition. Out of state tuition for all Houghton drafting schools was an average of $35,363 per year in 2009.
You should also anticipate spending about $1,200 for drafting related books and supplies every year. And if you live on campus at one of the Houghton-based drafting schools, you will have an added expense of $8,121 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $0.
Many drafting graduates choose to work as drafters after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Houghton, your job prospects are not very good. In 2010, 1 out of every 69 drafters in Michigan were working in the greater Houghton area. By the year 2018, the number of drafters is expected to increase by 5% in Houghton. This anticipated change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for drafters.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a drafter in Houghton is $43,180 per year, which is lower than the average for drafters state-wide.