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 Long Beach, California. With an overall population of 461,522 and a student population of 66,287, approximately 63,451 of Long Beach students attend one of Long Beach's schools that offer design programs.
The largest design school in Long Beach, by student population, is California State University-Long Beach. In 2010, California State University-Long Beach graduated approximately 30 students from its design program.
A total of 91 students graduated with credentials in design from design schools in Long Beach in 2010. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $20,052 per year in tuition if you are eligible for instate tuition. Out of state tuition for all Long Beach design schools was an average of $31,212 per year in 2009.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $1,638 for design related books and supplies each year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $7,800 per year, on average, for room and board at Long Beach-based design schools. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $8,002.
Many design graduates choose to work as designers after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Long Beach, your job prospects are not very good. In 2010, of the 40,500 designers in California, 9,290 were working in the greater Long Beach area. The government projects that the number of designers in Long Beach will increase by 7% by the year 2018. This projected change is the same as the projected nationwide trend for designers.
As a designer in Long Beach, you can expect to make an average salary of $51,180 per year. This is higher than the average salary for designers in the state.
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