Cookeville has a general population of 23,923 and an overall student population of 11,542. Approximately 10,847 of Cookeville's students are enrolled in schools that offer design programs.
The largest design school in Cookeville, by student population, is Tennessee Technological University. Approximately 7 students graduated in 2010 from Tennessee Technological University with credentials in design.
A total of 7 students graduated with credentials in design from design schools in Cookeville in 2010. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $17,872 per year in tuition if you are eligible for instate tuition. Out of state tuition for all Cookeville design schools was an average of $29,800 per year in 2009.
You should also anticipate spending about $1,600 for design related books and supplies every year. And if you live on campus at one of the Cookeville-based design schools, you will have an added expense of $7,262 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $0.
Many design graduates choose to work as designers after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Cookeville, your job prospects are not very good. In 2010, there were 4,630 designers in Tennessee. Of these designers, 110 were working in the greater Cookeville area. Cookeville's designer workforce is projected to increase by 7% by the year 2018. This projected change is the same as the projected nationwide trend for designers.
As a designer in Cookeville, you can expect to make an average salary of $32,460 per year. This is higher than the average salary for designers in the state.
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