West Palm Beach has a general population of 82,103 and an overall student population of 7,495. Approximately 3,260 of West Palm Beach's students are enrolled in schools that offer design programs.
The largest design school in West Palm Beach, by student population, is Palm Beach Atlantic University-West Palm Beach. In 2010, Palm Beach Atlantic University-West Palm Beach graduated approximately 2 students from its design program.
In 2010, 2 students graduated with a design degree in West Palm Beach. In 2009 tuition at design schools in West Palm Beach was $22,700 per year, on average.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $1,200 for design related books and supplies each year. And if you live on campus at one of the West Palm Beach-based design schools, you will have an added expense of $8,338 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $27,050.
If you decide to work as a designer in West Palm Beach, your job prospects are not very good. In 2010, of the 18,080 designers in Florida, 710 were working in the greater West Palm Beach area. By the year 2018, the number of designers is expected to decrease by -1% in West Palm Beach. This anticipated change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for designers.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a designer in West Palm Beach is $44,680 per year, which is higher than the average for designers state-wide.
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