Tuition costs are a reality of post-secondary education, but it’s important not to be discouraged. If your top school is financially out of reach, your second or third choice may serve your future just as well. To help you find the program — and school — that’s right for you, we’ve rounded up typical tuition costs for computer-aided drafting and design degrees. Here’s the range:

average yearly tuition as per the most recent US census data
$ 8,721 per year
Average in-state tuition in 2017

4% above average compared to other degrees

$ 20,053 per year
Average out-of-state tuition in 2017

0% below average compared to other degrees

$ 25,368 per year
Average private tuition in 2017

22% below average compared to other degrees

What do computer-aided drafting and design graduates earn?

Computer-aided drafting and design students make an average of $77,760 per year after graduation. This is 16% above average compared to other undergraduate degrees.

$ 77,760 per year
Average graduate salary in 2017

Top 82% of degrees

N/A
% of people underpaid in 2019

0% above average compared to other degrees

Tuition costs for popular computer-aided drafting and design schools in the US

There are 20 schools in the US that offer a computer-aided drafting and design degree. The computer-aided drafting and design schools in the nation with the highest enrollment are Carnegie Mellon University, Rochester Institute of Technology and Montana State University. Here's a breakdown of tuition costs for the schools that award the most degrees in computer-aided drafting and design per year:

School NameIn-State Tuition
Carnegie Mellon University$53,910
Rochester Institute of Technology$40,068
Montana State University$7,079
Eastern Michigan University$12,019
Utah State University$7,870
Johnson & Wales University-Providence$31,508
Southern Utah University$6,676
Ferris State University$11,628
Murray State University$8,820
SUNY College of Technology at Delhi$8,120

Top US schools for a computer-aided drafting and design degree

The following chart lists the most prestigious schools offering computer-aided drafting and design degrees, along with their average acceptance rate and tuition costs:

School NameAcceptance RateIn-State Tuition
Carnegie Mellon University22%$53,910
Eastern Michigan University45%$12,019
Washburn Institute of Technology50%$6,912
Rochester Institute of Technology57%$40,068
Inter American University of Puerto Rico-Aguadilla57%$5,860
SUNY College of Technology at Delhi62%$8,120
Shawnee State University69%$7,439
Inter American University of Puerto Rico-San German69%$5,898
Trine University70%$31,540
SUNY Morrisville72%$8,249

Cheapest US schools for a computer-aided drafting and design degree

Of the schools in the US that offer a computer-aided drafting and design degree, the following have the lowest tuition costs:

School NameTuition
Southwestern Indian Polytechnic Institute$1,095
Central New Mexico Community College$1,578
University of New Mexico-Valencia County Campus$1,758
Cochise County Community College District$1,968
Tallahassee Community College$2,026
Craven Community College$2,053
Glendale Community College - Arizona$2,094
Mesa Community College$2,094
Phoenix College$2,094
Santa Fe Community College$2,115

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