Saginaw, MI (population: 54,388) has twenty-seven drafting schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Eastern Michigan University, the highest ranked school in this group with a drafting program, has a total student population of 22,893. It is the 347th highest ranked school in the USA and one of the highest in the state .
Drafting students from Saginaw schools who go on to become architects, architecture designers, drafters, landscape architects, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 2,412,730 people working as architecture and engineering employees alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $73,590. Also, Landscape architects make on average $65,910 per year and there are about 18,940 of them employed in the US today.
Saginaw lies in Saginaw county, which is one of the 62 counties in Michigan. Overall, the Saginaw-Saginaw Township North area has 81,310 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 4.4% unemployment rate, $19.49/hr average worker wage, and a $40,530 average annual salary.
Of the 27 drafting schools with a 100-mile radius of Saginaw, only 12 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, ITT Technical Institute-Swartz Creek comes out as the most expensive ($22,573/yr) for drafting students, with Mott Community College as the lowest, reported at only $3,257/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Saginaw|
|University Center||MI||-||2||19.8891||261||9.7 miles|
|East Lansing||MI||45,575||2||19.4594||4||54.1 miles|
|Auburn Hills||MI||-||2||5.8467||61||62.3 miles|
|Rochester Hills||MI||68,883||1||23.9536||51||65.5 miles|
|West Bloomfield Township||MI||71,474||0||-||0||65.5 miles|
|Bloomfield Township||MI||41,179||0||-||0||67.5 miles|
|Farmington Hills||MI||78,114||1||0.013626||0||70.5 miles|
|Sterling Heights||MI||127,075||1||28.9156||3||74.4 miles|
|Royal Oak||MI||56,742||1||28.1635||4||74.8 miles|
|Madison Heights||MI||-||2||27.3656||17||77.5 miles|
|Clinton Township||MI||-||2||7.68254||63||77.7 miles|
|Ann Arbor||MI||113,880||5||27.5859||183||79.6 miles|
|Dearborn Heights||MI||49,619||0||-||0||82.9 miles|
|Port Huron||MI||-||5||17.4204||129||82.9 miles|
|Saint Clair Shores||MI||59,971||1||11.5792||3||83.8 miles|
|Spring Arbor||MI||-||1||60.8655||91||89.4 miles|