If you decide that you want to get a design degree, then you might want to consider attending one of the 2 design schools in Anaheim, California. With an overall population of 328,014 and a student population of 6,737, approximately 1,501 of Anaheim students attend one of Anaheim's schools that offer design programs.
Westwood College-Anaheim is the largest design school in Anaheim, based on student population and is accredited by Westwood College is currently nationally accredited by the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS), which is recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.. In 2010, Westwood College-Anaheim graduated approximately 16 students from its design program.
A total of 37 students graduated with credentials in design from design schools in Anaheim in 2010. In 2009 tuition at design schools in Anaheim was $7,620 per year, on average.
You should also anticipate spending about $1,200 for design related books and supplies every year.
Many design graduates choose to work as designers after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Anaheim, your job prospects are not very good. In 2010, of the 40,500 designers in California, 3,280 were working in the greater Anaheim area. Anaheim's designer workforce is projected to increase by 7% by the year 2018. This anticipated change is the same as the projected nationwide trend for designers.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a designer in Anaheim is $52,180 per year, which is higher than the average for designers state-wide.