Drafting Schools In Minnesota

Minnesota has 20 accredited drafting schools where drafting faculty who teach drafting classes can find employment. The trends in Minnesota's drafting academic community can be evaluated by looking at the statistics and graphs below. Academia in drafting includes drafting training at the following levels:

  • Drafting Certificate
  • Associates degree in Drafting
  • Bachelors degree in Drafting


Schools

  1. Alexandria Technical & Community College

    1601 Jefferson Streeet, Alexandria, Minnesota 56308

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  2. Anoka Technical College

    1355 W Hwy 10, Anoka, Minnesota 55303

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  3. Bemidji State University

    1500 Birchmont Dr, Bemidji, Minnesota 56601

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  4. Central Lakes College-Brainerd

    501 West College Drive, Brainerd, Minnesota 56401-3900

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  5. Dakota County Technical College

    1300 145th Street East, Rosemount, Minnesota 55068-2999

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  6. Lake Superior College

    2101 Trinity Rd, Duluth, Minnesota 55811-3399

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  7. Minnesota State Community and Technical College

    1414 College Way, Fergus Falls, Minnesota 56537-1000

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  8. Hennepin Technical College

    9000 Brooklyn Blvd, Brooklyn Park, Minnesota 55445

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  9. South Central College

    1920 Lee Blvd, North Mankato, Minnesota 56003-1920

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  10. Minneapolis Community and Technical College

    1501 Hennepin Ave, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55403-1779

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  11. Herzing University in Minneapolis

    5700 W Broadway, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55428-3548

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  12. Northland Community and Technical College

    1101 Hwy One East, Thief River Falls, Minnesota 56701

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  13. Northwest Technical Institute in Eagan

    950 Blue Gentian Road Suite#500, Eagan, Minnesota 55121-1576

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  14. Rochester Community and Technical College

    851 30th Ave SE, Rochester, Minnesota 55904-4999

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  15. St. Cloud Technical and Community College

    1540 Northway Drive, Saint Cloud, Minnesota 56303-1240

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  16. Dunwoody College of Technology

    818 Dunwoody Blvd, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55403-1192

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  17. Ridgewater College

    2101 15th Ave NW, Willmar, Minnesota 56201

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  18. Minnesota State College-Southeast Technical

    1250 Homer Rd, Winona, Minnesota 55987

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  19. Century Community and Technical College

    3300 Century Ave N, White Bear Lake, Minnesota 55110

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  20. ITT Technical Institute-Eden Prairie

    8911 Columbine Road, Eden Prairie, Minnesota 55347

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Statistics

Professional Trends

Minnesota Vs. National Drafting Employment

Minnesota 4,870
National 197,280

Of all of the drafting professionals that work in the US, approximately 2% work in Minnesota state.

Employment Growth for Drafting professionals In Minnesota

6,000 5,700 5,640 5,270 4,870
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

In Minnesota, drafting is a shrinking field. In 2010 there were 1,130 less drafting professionals working in Minnesota than there were in 2006. So, in four years, the number of drafting professionals has shrunk by 19%. 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 Minnesota

$46,293 $47,798 $47,730 $49,122 $49,540
$45,649 $48,094 $49,813 $50,330 $51,158
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Drafting
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

In Minnesota, as the number of drafting professionals is declining, the salaries earned by drafting professionals are increasing. Drafting professionals earned a yearly mean salary of $46,293 in 2006. They earned a yearly mean salary of $49,540 in 2010.

Salary percentiles for Drafting professionals in Minnesota

10th percentile
$32,848
25th percentile
$38,752
50th percentile
$47,708
75th percentile
$59,510
90th percentile
$71,275

Thus, there was a 7% growth in drafting professionals' salaries. This growth is mirrored by state trends for all professionals. Within the field of drafting, there is a huge variation in pay, with the highest paid drafting professionals earning 117% more money than those in the bottom 10% of the pay bracket in Minnesota state.

Average Salaries for Drafting professionals and related professions in Minnesota

Architecture
$60,893
Civil Engineering
$60,400
Construction Management
$66,284
Design
$50,424
Drafting
$49,540
Industrial Design
$53,040
Interior Design
$49,610
Mechanical Engineering
$64,618

In Minnesota, drafting professionals make, on average, less than their counterparts in related professions.

Educational Trends

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

associate
24
bachelor
1
master
0
doctor
0
Certificate
26
Total51

The number of students graduating from the 20 accredited drafting schools in Minnesota is decreasing. In Minnesota, there were 328 graduates in 2006. And there were 308 graduates from drafting courses in 2010.

This represents a 6% decrease in the number of drafting degree or certificate school graduates in Minnesota state. Most of these graduates, or 51%, earned a undergraduate certificate in drafting.

Drafting Faculty Salaries in Minnesota

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