Mankato, MN has fifteen drafting schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Northwest Technical Institute, the highest ranked school in this group with a drafting program, has a total student population of 87. It is the 1441st highest ranked school in the USA and the 21st highest in the state of Minnesota (#1 is University of Minnesota-Twin Cities).
Drafting students from Mankato 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.
Mankato lies in Le Sueur county, which is one of the 61 counties in Minnesota. Overall, the Southeast Minnesota nonmetropolitan area has 225,640 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.3% unemployment rate, $17.57/hr average worker wage, and a $36,540 average annual salary.
Of the 15 drafting schools with a 100-mile radius of Mankato, only 2 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Dunwoody College of Technology comes out as the most expensive ($23,022/yr) for drafting students, with Saint Cloud Technical College as the lowest, reported at only $7,116/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Mankato|
|North Mankato||MN||-||1||14.452||54||1.8 miles|
|Saint Peter||MN||-||1||36.7798||76||11.0 miles|
|Eden Prairie||MN||62,379||2||4.18307||19||54.4 miles|
|Saint Louis Park||MN||46,353||2||11.1178||24||62.9 miles|
|St Louis Park||MN||-||1||8.81324||12||63.1 miles|
|Mendota Heights||MN||-||2||22.3643||19||65.4 miles|
|Inver Grove Heights||MN||-||1||10.5306||43||66.8 miles|
|Saint Paul||MN||281,501||17||26.5648||744||70.2 miles|
|Maple Grove||MN||63,633||0||-||0||70.6 miles|
|Brooklyn Center||MN||-||2||15.2653||32||71.1 miles|
|Brooklyn Park||MN||72,758||3||8.3746||127||72.8 miles|
|Lake Elmo||MN||-||1||0.0||0||79.7 miles|
|White Bear Lake||MN||-||1||10.7099||66||80.2 miles|
|Granite Falls||MN||-||1||21.2455||72||88.4 miles|
|Saint Cloud||MN||67,771||3||25.374||204||96.3 miles|