With an overall population of 41,986 and a student population of 7,859, approximately 7,042 of Grand Junction students attend one of Grand Junction's schools that offer graphic design programs.
Mesa State College is the largest graphic design school in Grand Junction, based on student population. In 2010, Mesa State College graduated approximately 8 students with credentials in graphic design.
A total of 8 students graduated with credentials in graphic design from graphic design schools in Grand Junction in 2010. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $5,338 per year in tuition costs.
You should also anticipate spending about $1,748 for graphic design related books and supplies every year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $7,507 per year, on average, for room and board at Grand Junction-based graphic design schools. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $0.
Many graphic design graduates choose to work as graphic designers after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Grand Junction, your job prospects are not very good. The government projects that the number of graphic designers in Grand Junction will decrease by 0% by the year 2018. This anticipated change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for graphic designers.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a graphic designer in Grand Junction is $29,560 per year, which is lower than the average for graphic designers state-wide.