San Marcos has a general population of 34,733 and an overall student population of 30,803. Approximately 30,803 of San Marcos's students are enrolled in schools that offer graphic design programs.
Of the 1 graphic design schools in San Marcos, the largest graphic design school, by student population, is Texas State University-San Marcos. In 2010, approximately 118 students graduated from the Graphic Design program at Texas State University-San Marcos.
A reported 118 students graduated with credentials in graphic design in San Marcos in 2010. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $18,148 per year in tuition if you are eligible for instate tuition. Out of state tuition for all San Marcos graphic design schools was an average of $24,796 per year in 2009.
You should also anticipate spending about $1,050 for graphic design related books and supplies every year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $6,392 per year, on average, for room and board. If you live at home, you can cut this cost down to approximately $10,278.
After graduating with your credentials in graphic design, if you decide to work as a graphic designer in San Marcos, your job prospects are good. There were 15,420 graphic designers working in Texas and 1,410 working in the greater San Marcos area in 2010. The government projects that the number of graphic designers in San Marcos will increase by 13% by the year 2018. This projected change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for graphic designers.
As a graphic designer in San Marcos, you can expect to make an average salary of $46,140 per year. This is higher than the average salary for graphic designers in the state.