Sweetwater has a general population of 11,415 and an overall student population of 1,689. Approximately 1,689 of Sweetwater's students are enrolled in schools that offer drafting programs.
Texas State Technical College-West Texas is the largest drafting school in Sweetwater, based on student population. Approximately 13 students graduated in 2010 from Texas State Technical College-West Texas with credentials in drafting.
A reported 13 students graduated with credentials in drafting in Sweetwater in 2010. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $16,335 per year in tuition if you are eligible for instate tuition. Out of state tuition for all Sweetwater drafting schools was an average of $20,691 per year in 2009.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $1,641 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a drafting program in Sweetwater. And if you live on campus at one of the Sweetwater-based drafting schools, you will have an added expense of $6,900 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $9,435.
Many drafting graduates choose to work as drafters after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Sweetwater, your job prospects are not very good. In 2010, 1 out of every 95 drafters in Texas were working in the greater Sweetwater area. By the year 2018, the number of drafters is expected to increase by 3% in Sweetwater. This anticipated change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for drafters.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a drafter in Sweetwater is $37,890 per year. This is lower than the state-wide average salary for drafters.