California has a total population of 5,274 and a student population of 9,017. Of these students, 9,017 are enrolled in schools that offer drafting programs.
California's largest drafting school is California University of Pennsylvania. Approximately 4 students graduated in 2010 from California University of Pennsylvania with credentials in drafting.
A reported 4 students graduated with credentials in drafting in California in 2010. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $20,359 per year in tuition if you are eligible for instate tuition. Out of state tuition for all California drafting schools was an average of $23,693 per year in 2009.
You should also anticipate spending about $1,000 for drafting related books and supplies every year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $9,320 per year, on average, for room and board. If you live at home, you can cut this cost down to approximately $13,648.
Many drafting graduates choose to work as drafters after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in California, your job prospects are not very good. There were 5,800 drafters working in Pennsylvania and 1,210 working in the greater California area in 2010. The government projects that the number of drafters in California will decrease by -8% by the year 2018. This anticipated change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for drafters.
As a drafter in California, you can expect to make an average salary of $43,610 per year. This is higher than the average salary for drafters in the state.