Drafting Schools In Iowa

Iowa has 16 accredited drafting schools where drafting faculty who teach drafting classes can find employment. Below are statistics and other relevant data to help analyze the state of drafting and drafting training in Iowa, which includes drafting training at the following levels:

  • Drafting Certificate
  • Associates degree in Drafting


Schools

  1. Des Moines Area Community College

    2006 Ankeny Blvd, Ankeny, Iowa 50023-3993

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  2. Eastern Iowa Community College District

    306 W River Dr, Davenport, Iowa 52801-1221

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  3. Hawkeye Community College

    1501 E Orange Rd, Waterloo, Iowa 50701

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  4. Indian Hills Community College

    525 Grandview, Ottumwa, Iowa 52501

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  5. Iowa Lakes Community College

    19 S 7th St, Estherville, Iowa 51334-2295

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  6. Iowa Western Community College

    2700 College Rd, Council Bluffs, Iowa 51503-1057

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  7. Kirkwood Community College

    6301 Kirkwood Blvd SW, Cedar Rapids, Iowa 52406-2068

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  8. Marshalltown Community College

    3700 S Center St, Marshalltown, Iowa 50158

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  9. Northeast Iowa Community College-Calmar

    1625 Hwy 150, Calmar, Iowa 52132-0400

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  10. Northwest Iowa Community College

    603 W Park St, Sheldon, Iowa 51201

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  11. Southeastern Community College in West Burlington

    1500 West Agency Road, West Burlington, Iowa 52655-0180

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  12. Southwestern Community College in Creston

    1501 W. Townline Street, Creston, Iowa 50801

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  13. Western Iowa Tech Community College

    4647 Stone Ave, Sioux City, Iowa 51102-5199

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  14. Vatterott College in Des Moines

    7000 Fleur Drive, Des Moines, Iowa 50321

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  15. ITT Technical Institute_??_??_Clive

    1860 NW 118th St, Ste 110, Clive, Iowa 50325

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  16. ITT Technical Institute_??_??_Cedar Rapids

    3735 Queen Ct SW, Cedar Rapids, Iowa 52404

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Cities

Statistics

Professional Trends

Iowa Vs. National Drafting Employment

Iowa 1,820
National 197,280

Of all of the drafting professionals in the country, nearly 1% are in the state of Iowa.

Employment Growth for Drafting professionals In Iowa

2,210 2,140 2,060 2,100 1,820
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

The number of drafting professionals is shrinking in Iowa. There were 390 less drafting professionals working in Iowa in 2010, than there were in 2006. So, in four years, the number of drafting professionals has shrunk by 18%. This is faster than the trend for drafting professionals around the US. Nationally, the number of drafting professionals has shrunk by 16% between 2006 and 2010.

Drafting VS. All Professions salaries in Iowa

$42,123 $41,033 $42,675 $44,315 $44,310
$40,051 $42,531 $43,384 $44,580 $45,125
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
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  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

The salaries paid to drafting professionals are growing in Iowa. The mean salary for drafting professionals in 2006 was $42,123 per year. And in 2010 the mean salary was $44,310 per year.

Salary percentiles for Drafting professionals in Iowa

10th percentile
$28,375
25th percentile
$35,045
50th percentile
$42,825
75th percentile
$52,900
90th percentile
$62,870

Thus, there was a 5% growth in drafting professionals' salaries. This growth is mirrored by state trends for all professionals. There is a 122% pay differential between the highest paid drafting professionals and those in the bottom 10% of the pay bracket. Thus, there is huge variation in pay, within the field of drafting in Iowa.

Average Salaries for Drafting professionals and related professions in Iowa

Architecture
$56,740
Civil Engineering
$55,780
Construction Management
$57,732
Design
$45,685
Drafting
$44,310
Industrial Design
$51,310
Interior Design
$43,400
Mechanical Engineering
$57,608

Drafting professionals in Iowa earn, on average, less than their counterparts in related professions.

Educational Trends

Drafting programs available for each degree type for all schools in Iowa

associate
18
bachelor
0
master
0
doctor
0
Certificate
14
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As the number of drafting professionals is decreasing in Iowa state, the number of students graduating from the 16 accredited drafting schools in Iowa state is decreasing. In Iowa, there were 184 graduates in 2006. And there were 116 graduates from drafting courses in 2010.

This represents a 37% decrease in the number of drafting degree or certificate school graduates in Iowa state. 56% of these graduates received an associate's degree in drafting.

Drafting Faculty Salaries in Iowa

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