If you are interested in pursuing design, you may want to consider attending one of the 2 design schools in Fresno, California. With an overall population of 427,652 and a student population of 53,146, approximately 28,179 of Fresno students attend one of Fresno's schools that offer design programs.
The largest design school in Fresno, by student population, is Fresno City College. In 2010, Fresno City College graduated approximately 2 students from its design program.
In 2010, 4 students graduated with a design degree from one of Fresno's design schools. In 2009 tuition at design schools in Fresno was $12,278 per year, on average.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $1,639 for design related books and supplies each year. And if you live on campus at one of the Fresno-based design schools, you will have an added expense of $6,180 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $6,198.
If you plan on staying in Fresno after graduating from design school, you should know that job prospects for designers in Fresno, which is the most popular design profession, are not very good. There were 40,500 designers working in California and 220 working in the greater Fresno area in 2010. The government projects that the number of designers in Fresno will 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 Fresno is $43,810 per year. This is lower than the state-wide average salary for designers.
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