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 photography programs.
Orange Coast College is the largest photography school in Costa Mesa, based on student population. In 2010, approximately 20 students graduated from the Photography program at Orange Coast College.
A reported 22 students graduated with credentials in photography in Costa Mesa in 2010. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $686 per year in tuition costs.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $1,000 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a photography program in Costa Mesa.
If you decide to work as a photographer in Costa Mesa, your job prospects are not very good. In 2010, of the 12,700 photographers in California, 540 were working in the greater Costa Mesa area. The number of photographers in Costa Mesa is expected to increase by 7% by the year 2018. This projected change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for photographers.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a photographer in Costa Mesa is $30,830 per year, which is higher than the average for photographers state-wide.