With an overall population of 51,818 and a student population of 18,864, approximately 5,573 of La Crosse students attend one of La Crosse's schools that offer drafting programs.
The largest drafting school in La Crosse, by student population, is Western Technical College. In 2010, approximately 8 students graduated from the Drafting program at Western Technical College.
A total of 8 students graduated with credentials in drafting from drafting schools in La Crosse in 2010. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $13,462 per year in tuition if you are eligible for instate tuition. Out of state tuition for all La Crosse drafting schools was an average of $14,983 per year in 2009.
You should also anticipate spending about $1,264 for drafting related books and supplies every year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $4,370 per year, on average, for room and board at La Crosse-based drafting schools. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $7,324.
After graduating with your credentials in drafting, if you decide to work as a drafter in La Crosse, your job prospects are not very good. There were 3,680 drafters working in Wisconsin and 70 working in the greater La Crosse area in 2010. The number of drafters in La Crosse is expected to decrease by -9% by the year 2018. This projected change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for drafters.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a drafter in La Crosse is $42,840 per year. This is lower than the state-wide average salary for drafters.