Costa Mesa has a general population of 108,724 and an overall student population of 27,906. Approximately 25,316 of Costa Mesa's students are enrolled in schools that offer interior design programs.
Orange Coast College is the largest interior design school in Costa Mesa, based on student population. In 2010, Orange Coast College graduated approximately 49 students from its interior design program.
A reported 49 students graduated with credentials in interior design in Costa Mesa in 2010. If you decide to attend a interior design school in Costa Mesa, you can expect to pay an average yearly tuition of $686.
You should also anticipate spending about $1,000 for interior design related books and supplies every year.
Many interior design graduates choose to work as interior designers after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Costa Mesa, your job prospects are good. There were 8,500 interior designers working in California and 770 working in the greater Costa Mesa area in 2010. The number of interior designers in Costa Mesa is expected to increase by 14% by the year 2018. This anticipated change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for interior designers.
The average salary you can expect to earn as an interior designer in Costa Mesa is $52,550 per year. This is higher than the state-wide average salary for interior designers.