Costa Mesa has a general population of 108,724 and an overall student population of 27,906. Approximately 25,316 of Costa Mesa's students are enrolled in schools that offer fashion design programs.
Orange Coast College is the largest fashion design school in Costa Mesa, based on student population. In 2010, approximately 10 students graduated from the Fashion Design program at Orange Coast College.
A reported 10 students graduated with credentials in fashion design in Costa Mesa in 2010. If you decide to attend a fashion design school in Costa Mesa, you can expect to pay an average yearly tuition of $686.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $1,000 for fashion design related books and supplies each year.
Many fashion design graduates choose to work as fashion designers after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Costa Mesa, your job prospects are not very good. In 2010, there were 5,900 fashion designers in California. Of these fashion designers, 500 were working in the greater Costa Mesa area. By the year 2018, the number of fashion designers is expected to increase by 5% in Costa Mesa. This anticipated change is the same as the projected nationwide trend for fashion designers.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a fashion designer in Costa Mesa is $63,500 per year, which is lower than the average for fashion designers state-wide.