With an overall population of 44,831 and a student population of 24,547, approximately 23,581 of Manhattan students attend one of Manhattan's schools that offer design programs.
Kansas State University is the largest design school in Manhattan, based on student population. In 2010, Kansas State University graduated approximately 29 students with credentials in design.
A total of 29 students graduated with credentials in design from design schools in Manhattan in 2010. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $18,399 per year in tuition if you are eligible for instate tuition. Out of state tuition for all Manhattan design schools was an average of $29,106 per year in 2009.
You should also anticipate spending about $1,195 for design related books and supplies every year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $6,752 per year, on average, for room and board at Manhattan-based design schools. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $11,647.
Many design graduates choose to work as designers after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Manhattan, your job prospects are average. In 2010, of the 2,920 designers in Kansas, 90 were working in the greater Manhattan area. The number of designers in Manhattan is expected to increase by 8% by the year 2018. This projected change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for designers.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a designer in Manhattan is $38,000 per year. This is higher than the state-wide average salary for designers.
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