Santa Monica has a total population of 84,084 and a student population of 32,698. Of these students, 32,313 are enrolled in schools that offer graphic design programs.
Santa Monica College is the largest graphic design school in Santa Monica, based on student population. In 2010, Santa Monica College graduated approximately 45 students with credentials in graphic design.
In 2010, 45 students graduated with a graphic design certificate from one of Santa Monica's graphic design schools. In 2009 tuition at graphic design schools in Santa Monica was $652 per year, on average.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $1,224 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a graphic design program in Santa Monica.
Many graphic design graduates choose to work as graphic designers after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Santa Monica, your job prospects are not very good. In 2010, there were 40,500 graphic designers in California. Of these graphic designers, 9,290 were working in the greater Santa Monica area. By the year 2018, the number of graphic designers is expected to increase by 7% in Santa Monica. 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 Santa Monica is $51,180 per year. This is higher than the state-wide average salary for graphic designers.
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