With an overall population of 94,673 and a student population of 34,443, approximately 33,010 of Boulder students attend one of Boulder's schools that offer design programs.
The largest design school in Boulder, by student population, is University of Colorado Boulder. In 2010, approximately 227 students graduated from the Design program at University of Colorado Boulder.
A total of 227 students graduated with credentials in design from design schools in Boulder in 2010. Tuition in 2009 at Boulder's design schools was $24,757 per year for instate students and $45,011 per year for out of state students.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $1,749 for design related books and supplies each year. And if you live on campus at one of the Boulder-based design schools, you will have an added expense of $10,378 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $0.
If you decide to work as a designer in Boulder, your job prospects are not very good. There were 4,500 designers working in Colorado and 390 working in the greater Boulder area in 2010. The number of designers in Boulder is expected to decrease by 0% by the year 2018. This anticipated change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for designers.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a designer in Boulder is $44,600 per year, which is higher than the average for designers state-wide.
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