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Design Schools in Bellingham, Washington State

Design Schools in Bellingham, WA

Bellingham, Washington has 3 design schools for you to consider if you are interested in pursuing a degree in design. Bellingham has a total population of 67,171 and a student population of 22,765. Of these students, 19,847 are enrolled in schools that offer design programs.

The largest design school in Bellingham, by student population, is Western Washington University. In 2010, approximately 45 students graduated from the Design program at Western Washington University.

A reported 82 students graduated with credentials in design in Bellingham in 2010. If you decide to attend one of Bellingham's design schools, you can expect to pay an average of $14,956 per year in instate tuition and $20,471 per year in out of state tuition.

In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $1,020 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a design program in Bellingham. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $5,735 per year, on average, for room and board at Bellingham-based design schools. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $8,772.

Design Salaries and Career Outlook in Bellingham

Many design graduates choose to work as designers after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Bellingham, your job prospects are average. In 2010, there were 6,620 designers in Washington State. Of these designers, 100 were working in the greater Bellingham area. The government projects that the number of designers in Bellingham will increase by 9% by the year 2018. This anticipated change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for designers.

As a designer in Bellingham, you can expect to make an average salary of $38,190 per year. This is lower than the average salary for designers in the state.

This Page is Useful for Those Seeking the Following:

  • Design Degree in Bellingham
  • Associates Degree in Design
  • Bachelors Degree in Design
  • Design Classes
  • Design Courses
  • Design Training

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  1. 1Western Washington UniversityWestern Washington University

    Address:
    516 High St, Bellingham, Washington 98225-9008

    Awards Offered:
    Bachelor's degree
    Master's degree

  2. 2Whatcom Community CollegeWhatcom Community College

    Address:
    237 W Kellogg Rd, Bellingham, Washington 98226

    Awards Offered:
    Less than 1 year certificate
    1-2 years certificate
    Associate's degree

  3. 3Northwest Indian CollegeNorthwest Indian College

    Address:
    2522 Kwina Rd, Bellingham, Washington 98226-9217

    Awards Offered:
    Less than 1 year certificate
    1-2 years certificate
    Associate's degree
    2-4 years certificate
    Bachelor's degree

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