There are 2 design schools in San Jose, California. San Jose has a total population of 894,943 and a student population of 58,463. Of these students, 43,644 are enrolled in schools that offer design programs.
San Jose State University is the largest design school in San Jose, based on student population. In 2010, San Jose State University graduated approximately 34 students from its design program.
In 2010, 83 students graduated with a design degree from one of San Jose's design schools. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $21,336 per year in tuition if you are eligible for instate tuition. Out of state tuition for all San Jose design schools was an average of $32,496 per year in 2009.
You should also anticipate spending about $1,686 for design related books and supplies every year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $9,017 per year, on average, for room and board at San Jose-based design schools. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $11,179.
Many design graduates choose to work as designers after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in San Jose, your job prospects are not very good. In 2010, 1 out of every 16 designers in California were working in the greater San Jose area. The number of designers in San Jose is expected to increase by 7% by the year 2018. This projected change is the same as the projected nationwide trend for designers.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a designer in San Jose is $70,410 per year. This is higher than the state-wide average salary for designers.
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