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 interior design programs.
Fort Collins's largest interior design school is Colorado State University. In 2010, approximately 33 students graduated from the Interior Design program at Colorado State University.
A reported 33 students graduated with credentials in interior design in Fort Collins in 2010. Tuition in 2009 at Fort Collins's interior 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 interior design program in Fort Collins. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $8,378 per year, on average, for room and board. If you live at home, you can cut this cost down to approximately $0.
Many interior design graduates choose to work as interior designers after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Fort Collins, your job prospects are good. In 2010, there were 1,750 interior designers in Colorado. Of these interior designers, 40 were working in the greater Fort Collins area. The number of interior designers in Fort Collins is expected to increase by 13% by the year 2018. This anticipated change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for interior designers.
As an interior designer in Fort Collins, you can expect to make an average salary of $48,380 per year. This is higher than the average salary for interior designers in the state.