With an overall population of 52,715 and a student population of 6,068, approximately 1,318 of Sarasota students attend one of Sarasota's schools that offer graphic design programs.
Ringling College of Art and Design is the largest graphic design school in Sarasota, based on student population. In 2010, Ringling College of Art and Design graduated approximately 38 students from its graphic design program.
A total of 38 students graduated with credentials in graphic design from graphic design schools in Sarasota in 2010. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $28,880 per year in tuition costs.
You should also anticipate spending about $2,625 for graphic design related books and supplies every year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $10,470 per year, on average, for room and board at Sarasota-based graphic design schools. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $32,290.
If you plan on staying in Sarasota after graduating from graphic design school, you should know that job prospects for graphic designers in Sarasota, which is the most popular graphic design profession, are not very good. In 2010, 1 out of every 30 graphic designers in Florida were working in the greater Sarasota area. By the year 2018, the number of graphic designers is expected to decrease by -1% in Sarasota. 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 Sarasota is $41,050 per year, which is higher than the average for graphic designers state-wide.