Dallas has a total population of 1,188,580 and a student population of 78,238. Of these students, 8,203 are enrolled in schools that offer drafting programs.
Dallas's largest drafting school is Mountain View College. In 2010, approximately 26 students graduated from the Drafting program at Mountain View College.
In 2010, 30 students graduated with a drafting certificate in Dallas. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $1,230 per year in tuition costs.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $1,400 for drafting related books and supplies each year.
If you plan on staying in Dallas after graduating from drafting school, you should know that job prospects for drafters in Dallas, which is the most popular drafting profession, are not very good. In 2010, there were 11,250 drafters in Texas. Of these drafters, 1,670 were working in the greater Dallas area. The government projects that the number of drafters in Dallas will increase by 6% 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 Dallas is $48,850 per year, which is higher than the average for drafters state-wide.