If you are interested in pursuing design, you may want to consider attending one of the 2 design schools in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. Tuscaloosa has a total population of 77,906 and a student population of 35,548. Of these students, 34,507 are enrolled in schools that offer design programs.
Of the 2 design schools in Tuscaloosa, the largest design school, by student population, is The University of Alabama. In 2010, approximately 56 students graduated from the Design program at The University of Alabama.
A total of 60 students graduated with credentials in design from design schools in Tuscaloosa in 2010. If you decide to attend one of Tuscaloosa's design schools, you can expect to pay an average of $21,565 per year in instate tuition and $33,765 per year in out of state tuition.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $1,400 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a design program in Tuscaloosa. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $6,894 per year, on average, for room and board at Tuscaloosa-based design schools. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $8,300.
After graduating with your credentials in design, if you decide to work as a designer in Tuscaloosa, your job prospects are average. In 2010, 1 out of every 20 designers in Alabama were working in the greater Tuscaloosa area. Tuscaloosa's designer workforce is projected to increase by 10% by the year 2018. This anticipated change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for designers.
As a designer in Tuscaloosa, you can expect to make an average salary of $33,640 per year. This is lower than the average salary for designers in the state.
739 University Blvd, Tuscaloosa, Alabama 35487-0166
9500 Old Greensboro Rd, Tuscaloosa, Alabama 35405-8522
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