Santa Cruz has a total population of 54,593 and a student population of 17,098. Of these students, 16,775 are enrolled in schools that offer design programs.
The largest design school in Santa Cruz, by student population, is University of California-Santa Cruz. In 2010, approximately 25 students graduated from the Design program at University of California-Santa Cruz.
A total of 25 students graduated with credentials in design from design schools in Santa Cruz in 2010. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $27,481 per year in tuition if you are eligible for instate tuition. Out of state tuition for all Santa Cruz design schools was an average of $50,150 per year in 2009.
You should also anticipate spending about $1,393 for design related books and supplies every year. And if you live on campus at one of the Santa Cruz-based design schools, you will have an added expense of $13,641 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $19,537.
If you plan on staying in Santa Cruz after graduating from design school, you should know that job prospects for designers in Santa Cruz, which is the most popular design profession, are not very good. There were 40,500 designers working in California and 150 working in the greater Santa Cruz area in 2010. The government projects that the number of designers in Santa Cruz will increase by 7% by the year 2018. This anticipated change is the same as the projected nationwide trend for designers.
As a designer in Santa Cruz, you can expect to make an average salary of $50,550 per year. This is higher than the average salary for designers in the state.
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