Kent has a total population of 27,906 and a student population of 25,349. Of these students, 25,127 are enrolled in schools that offer interior design programs.
Kent State University at Kent is the largest interior design school in Kent, based on student population. In 2010, approximately 44 students graduated from the Interior Design program at Kent State University at Kent.
In 2010, 44 students graduated with an interior design degree from one of Kent's interior design schools. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $21,920 per year in tuition if you are eligible for instate tuition. Out of state tuition for all Kent interior design schools was an average of $29,612 per year in 2009.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $1,280 for interior design related books and supplies each year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $7,940 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 Kent, your job prospects are not very good. In 2010, of the 1,960 interior designers in Ohio, 50 were working in the greater Kent area. The number of interior designers in Kent is expected to increase by 6% by the year 2018. This anticipated change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for interior designers.
The average salary you can expect to earn as an interior designer in Kent is $43,030 per year. This is higher than the state-wide average salary for interior designers.