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Drafting in Illinois

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Schools Offering Drafting Programs in Illinois

Approximately 0.2% of graduates in of Illinois receive drafting degrees every year. In other words, every year an estimated 589 drafters graduate from Illinois' 43 drafting schools.

Top Schools

Zarem Golde ORT Technical Institute, which is located in Skokie, is the top-ranked school in Illinois that has a drafting program. It received a ranking of 64th in the country in 2010. In 2010, 13 students graduated from Zarem Golde ORT Technical Institute's drafting program.

ITT Technical Institute-Mount Prospect, which is located in Mount Prospect, is the second-ranked school in Illinois that has a drafting program. It received a ranking of 69th in the country in 2010. In 2010, ITT Technical Institute-Mount Prospect graduated 24 students from its drafting program. Tuition at ITT Technical Institute-Mount Prospect was $18,048 per year.

The third-ranked school in Illinois that has a drafting program is Vatterott College. Vatterott College, which was ranked 71st in the country in 2010, is located in Quincy. In 2010, 19 students graduated from Vatterott College drafting program. Vatterott College charged in-state students $10,991 in tuition fees per year.


Tuition at Illinois' drafting schools ranges from $20,100 per year to $2,194 per year. But, the average tuition is $5,525 per year. In 2010, the drafting schools that charged the highest tuition rates in Illinois were:

  1. Robert Morris University Illinois - located in Chicago, students are charged $20,100 per year
  2. ITT Technical Institute-Orland Park - located in Orland Park, students are charged $18,048 per year
  3. ITT Technical Institute-Oak Brook - located in Oak Brook, students are charged $18,048 per year

The drafting schools in Illinois that charged the lowest tuition rates were:

  1. Elgin Community College - located in Elgin, students are charged $2,194 per year
  2. Prairie State College - located in Chicago Heights, students are charged $2,348 per year
  3. Waubonsee Community College - located in Sugar Grove, students are charged $2,352 per year

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Take a look at the graphs and charts below for additional Illinois statistics regarding a career in drafting and to compare salaries with a variety of related fields such as design or drafting.

Here are the different levels of study available for you to explore.

  • Associate's Degree in Drafting in Illinois
  • Certificate in Drafting in Illinois

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Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
Architectural and Civil Drafters 2,550 $48,910 -17.2%
Mechanical Drafters 2,070 $49,780 -34.5%
Drafters, All Other 1,060 $46,080 47.2%
Electrical and Electronics Drafters 920 $66,060 2.2%

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