Fort Collins has a general population of 118,652 and an overall student population of 30,029. Approximately 28,902 of Fort Collins's students are enrolled in schools that offer design programs.
Fort Collins's largest design school is Colorado State University. In 2010, approximately 33 students graduated from the Design program at Colorado State University.
In 2010, 33 students graduated with a design degree in Fort Collins. Tuition in 2009 at Fort Collins's design schools was $18,054 per year for instate students and $33,976 per year for out of state students.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $1,126 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a design program in Fort Collins. And if you live on campus at one of the Fort Collins-based design schools, you will have an added expense of $8,378 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $0.
If you plan on staying in Fort Collins after graduating from design school, you should know that job prospects for designers in Fort Collins, which is the most popular design profession, are not very good. There were 4,500 designers working in Colorado and 200 working in the greater Fort Collins area in 2010. By the year 2018, the number of designers is expected to decrease by 0% in Fort Collins. This projected change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for designers.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a designer in Fort Collins is $45,790 per year, which is higher than the average for designers state-wide.
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