Anchorage has a general population of 260,283 and an overall student population of 19,599. Approximately 17,276 of Anchorage's students are enrolled in schools that offer design programs.
Of the 1 design schools in Anchorage, the largest design school, by student population, is University of Alaska Anchorage. In 2010, approximately 1 students graduated from the Design program at University of Alaska Anchorage.
In 2010, 1 students graduated with a design degree from one of Anchorage's design schools. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $16,604 per year in tuition if you are eligible for instate tuition. Out of state tuition for all Anchorage design schools was an average of $26,504 per year in 2009.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $1,154 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a design program in Anchorage. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $8,430 per year, on average, for room and board at Anchorage-based design schools. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $9,542.
If you plan on staying in Anchorage after graduating from design school, you should know that job prospects for designers in Anchorage, which is the most popular design profession, are not very good. There were 170 designers working in Alaska and 150 working in the greater Anchorage area in 2010. The government projects that the number of designers in Anchorage will decrease by 0% by the year 2018. This anticipated change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for designers.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a designer in Anchorage is $48,090 per year, which is higher than the average for designers state-wide.
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