Chico has a general population of 59,954 and an overall student population of 16,934. Approximately 16,934 of Chico's students are enrolled in schools that offer design programs.
Of the 1 design schools in Chico, the largest design school, by student population, is California State University-Chico. In 2010, California State University-Chico graduated approximately 104 students with credentials in design.
In 2010, 104 students graduated with a design degree from one of Chico's design schools. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $20,160 per year in tuition if you are eligible for instate tuition. Out of state tuition for all Chico design schools was an average of $31,320 per year in 2009.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $1,656 for design related books and supplies each year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $9,404 per year, on average, for room and board. If you live at home, you can cut this cost down to approximately $10,164.
Many design graduates choose to work as designers after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Chico, your job prospects are not very good. In 2010, there were 40,500 designers in California. Of these designers, 70 were working in the greater Chico area. By the year 2018, the number of designers is expected to increase by 7% in Chico. 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 Chico is $31,800 per year, which is lower than the average for designers state-wide.
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