Oakland, California has 2 graphic design schools for you to consider if you are interested in pursuing a degree in graphic 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 graphic design programs.
Of the 2 graphic design schools in Oakland, the largest graphic design school, by student population, is California College of the Arts. Approximately 29 students graduated in 2010 from California College of the Arts with credentials in graphic design.
In 2010, 33 students graduated with a graphic design degree in Oakland. In 2009 tuition at graphic design schools in Oakland was $17,025 per year, on average.
You should also anticipate spending about $1,569 for graphic design related books and supplies every year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $6,800 per year, on average, for room and board. If you live at home, you can cut this cost down to approximately $22,927.
If you decide to work as a graphic designer in Oakland, your job prospects are not very good. In 2010, of the 40,500 graphic designers in California, 1,760 were working in the greater Oakland area. The government projects that the number of graphic designers in Oakland will increase by 7% by the year 2018. This projected change is the same as the projected nationwide trend for graphic designers.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a graphic designer in Oakland is $53,100 per year. This is higher than the state-wide average salary for graphic designers.