With an overall population of 56,348 and a student population of 5,789, approximately 887 of Lancaster students attend one of Lancaster's schools that offer drafting programs.
Lancaster's largest drafting school is Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology. In 2010, approximately 9 students graduated from the Drafting program at Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology.
In 2010, 9 students graduated with a drafting degree in Lancaster. If you decide to attend a drafting school in Lancaster, you can expect to pay an average yearly tuition of $6,250.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $800 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a drafting program in Lancaster. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $7,400 per year, on average, for room and board at Lancaster-based drafting schools. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $9,950.
If you decide to work as a drafter in Lancaster, your job prospects are not very good. In 2010, of the 5,800 drafters in Pennsylvania, 220 were working in the greater Lancaster area. Lancaster's drafter workforce is projected to decrease by -8% by the year 2018. This anticipated change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for drafters.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a drafter in Lancaster is $40,660 per year. This is higher than the state-wide average salary for drafters.