Oakland, California has 2 design schools for you to consider if you are interested in pursuing a degree in design. Oakland has a general population of 399,484 and an overall student population of 28,906. Approximately 15,455 of Oakland's students are enrolled in schools that offer design programs.
Oakland's largest design school is California College of the Arts. In 2010, California College of the Arts graduated approximately 29 students with credentials in design.
A reported 130 students graduated with credentials in design in Oakland in 2010. If you decide to attend a design school in Oakland, you can expect to pay an average yearly tuition of $17,025.
You should also anticipate spending about $1,569 for design related books and supplies every year. And if you live on campus at one of the Oakland-based design schools, you will have an added expense of $6,800 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $22,927.
If you decide to work as a designer in Oakland, your job prospects are not very good. There were 40,500 designers working in California and 1,760 working in the greater Oakland area in 2010. The number of designers in Oakland is expected to increase by 7% by the year 2018. This projected change is the same as the projected nationwide trend for designers.
As a designer in Oakland, you can expect to make an average salary of $53,100 per year. This is higher than the average salary for designers in the state.