San Jose has a general population of 894,943 and an overall student population of 56,775. Approximately 31,280 of San Jose's students are enrolled in schools that offer interior design programs.
The largest interior design school in San Jose, by student population, is San Jose State University. Approximately 34 students graduated in 2010 from San Jose State University with credentials in interior design.
In 2010, 34 students graduated with an interior design degree from one of San Jose's interior design schools. If you decide to attend one of San Jose's interior design schools, you can expect to pay an average of $21,336 per year in instate tuition and $32,496 per year in out of state tuition.
You should also anticipate spending about $1,734 for interior design related books and supplies every year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $9,017 per year, on average, for room and board at San Jose-based interior design schools. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $11,174.
After graduating with your credentials in interior design, if you decide to work as an interior designer in San Jose, your job prospects are good. In 2010, there were 8,500 interior designers in California. Of these interior designers, 110 were working in the greater San Jose area. The number of interior designers in San Jose is expected to increase by 14% by the year 2018. This projected change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for interior designers.
As an interior designer in San Jose, you can expect to make an average salary of $60,470 per year. This is higher than the average salary for interior designers in the state.