Conway has a total population of 43,167 and a student population of 13,986. Of these students, 11,781 are enrolled in schools that offer interior design programs.
University of Central Arkansas is the largest interior design school in Conway, based on student population. In 2010, University of Central Arkansas graduated approximately 30 students with credentials in interior design.
In 2010, 30 students graduated with an interior design degree from one of Conway's interior design schools. Tuition in 2009 at Conway's interior design schools was $18,038 per year for instate students and $23,243 per year for out of state students.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $1,000 for interior design related books and supplies each year. And if you live on campus at one of the Conway-based interior design schools, you will have an added expense of $4,880 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $0.
After graduating with your credentials in interior design, if you decide to work as an interior designer in Conway, your job prospects are good. There were 190 interior designers working in Arkansas and 70 working in the greater Conway area in 2010. Conway's interior designer workforce is projected to increase by 12% by the year 2018. This projected change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for interior designers.
As an interior designer in Conway, you can expect to make an average salary of $30,390 per year. This is lower than the average salary for interior designers in the state.