With an overall population of 139,529 and a student population of 17,911, approximately 5,103 of Bridgeport students attend one of Bridgeport's schools that offer graphic design programs.
Bridgeport's largest graphic design school is University of Bridgeport. In 2010, University of Bridgeport graduated approximately 9 students from its graphic design program.
A total of 9 students graduated with credentials in graphic design from graphic design schools in Bridgeport in 2010. In 2009 tuition at graphic design schools in Bridgeport was $25,465 per year, on average.
You should also anticipate spending about $1,500 for graphic design related books and supplies every year. And if you live on campus at one of the Bridgeport-based graphic design schools, you will have an added expense of $11,080 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $33,122.
If you plan on staying in Bridgeport after graduating from graphic design school, you should know that job prospects for graphic designers in Bridgeport, which is the most popular graphic design profession, are not very good. In 2010, there were 3,820 graphic designers in Connecticut. Of these graphic designers, 800 were working in the greater Bridgeport area. The government projects that the number of graphic designers in Bridgeport will increase by 4% by the year 2018. This projected change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for graphic designers.
As a graphic designer in Bridgeport, you can expect to make an average salary of $64,800 per year. This is higher than the average salary for graphic designers in the state.
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