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Schools Offering Drafting Programs in Iowa

Approximately 0.1% of graduates in of Iowa receive drafting degrees every year. In other words, every year an estimated 116 drafters graduate from Iowa's 16 drafting schools.

Top Schools

Vatterott College, which was ranked 70th nationwide in 2010, is the top-ranked school in Iowa that has a drafting program. It is located in Des Moines. 13 students graduated with a degree in drafting from Vatterott College in 2010. Vatterott College charged in-state students $11,306 in tuition fees per year.

Northwest Iowa Community College, which was ranked 73rd nationwide in 2010, is the second-ranked school in Iowa that has a drafting program. It is located in Sheldon. 1 students graduated with degree in drafting from Northwest Iowa Community College in 2010. Students at Northwest Iowa Community College paid $4,620 per year in tuition fees.

Southwestern Community College, which is located in Creston, is the third-ranked school in Iowa that has a drafting program. It received a ranking of 77th in the country in 2010. In 2010, Southwestern Community College graduated 7 students from its drafting programs. Tuition at Southwestern Community College was $4,020 per year.


Drafting schools in Iowa, charge students an average tuition of $5,342 per year. But, tuition can be as much as $18,048 per year, or as little as $3,120 per year. In 2010, the following Iowa drafting schools had the highest tuition rates:

  1. ITT Technical Institute - located in Clive, students are charged $18,048 per year
  2. Vatterott College - located in Des Moines, students are charged $11,306 per year
  3. Iowa Lakes Community College - located in Estherville, students are charged $4,876 per year

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

  1. Indian Hills Community College - located in Ottumwa, students are charged $3,120 per year
  2. Western Iowa Tech Community College - located in Sioux City, students are charged $3,204 per year
  3. Eastern Iowa Community College District - located in Davenport, students are charged $3,540 per year

More Information

Take a look at the graphs and charts below for additional Iowa 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 Iowa
  • Certificate in Drafting in Iowa

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Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
Mechanical Drafters 770 $42,780 -30.6%
Architectural and Civil Drafters 700 $45,810 -16.7%
Drafters, All Other 260 $41,980 52.9%
Electrical and Electronics Drafters 90 $46,670 -43.8%

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