Santa Ana has a general population of 337,977 and an overall student population of 34,122. Approximately 1,873 of Santa Ana's students are enrolled in schools that offer interior design programs.
Of the 1 interior design schools in Santa Ana, the largest interior design school, by student population, is The Art Institute of California-Orange County. Approximately 30 students graduated in 2010 from The Art Institute of California-Orange County with credentials in interior design.
A reported 30 students graduated with credentials in interior design in Santa Ana in 2010. If you decide to attend a interior design school in Santa Ana, you can expect to pay an average yearly tuition of $24,344.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $1,638 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a interior design program in Santa Ana. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $12,000 per year, on average, for room and board. If you live at home, you can cut this cost down to approximately $30,098.
If you plan on staying in Santa Ana after graduating from interior design school, you should know that job prospects for interior designers in Santa Ana, which is the most popular interior design profession, are good. In 2010, there were 8,500 interior designers in California. Of these interior designers, 770 were working in the greater Santa Ana area. The government projects that the number of interior designers in Santa Ana will increase by 14% by the year 2018. This anticipated change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for interior designers.
The average salary you can expect to earn as an interior designer in Santa Ana is $52,550 per year, which is higher than the average for interior designers state-wide.