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 web design programs.
Of the 1 web design schools in Santa Cruz, the largest web design school, by student population, is University of California-Santa Cruz. In 2010, approximately 25 students graduated from the Web Design program at University of California-Santa Cruz.
A total of 25 students graduated with credentials in web design from web design schools in Santa Cruz in 2010. If you decide to attend one of Santa Cruz's web design schools, you can expect to pay an average of $27,481 per year in instate tuition and $50,150 per year in out of state tuition.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $1,393 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a web design program in Santa Cruz. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $13,641 per year, on average, for room and board at Santa Cruz-based web design schools. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $19,537.
After graduating with your credentials in web design, if you decide to work as a web designer in Santa Cruz, your job prospects are not very good. In 2010, of the 40,500 web designers in California, 150 were working in the greater Santa Cruz area. The number of web designers in Santa Cruz is expected to increase by 7% by the year 2018. This projected change is the same as the projected nationwide trend for web designers.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a web designer in Santa Cruz is $50,550 per year, which is higher than the average for web designers state-wide.