Sarasota has a general population of 52,715 and an overall student population of 4,253. Approximately 1,318 of Sarasota's students are enrolled in schools that offer design programs.
Ringling College of Art and Design is the largest design school in Sarasota, based on student population. In 2010, Ringling College of Art and Design graduated approximately 86 students from its design program.
A reported 147 students graduated with credentials in design in Sarasota in 2010. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $28,880 per year in tuition costs.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $2,625 for design related books and supplies each year. And if you live on campus at one of the Sarasota-based design schools, you will have an added expense of $10,470 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $32,290.
After graduating with your credentials in design, if you decide to work as a designer in Sarasota, your job prospects are not very good. There were 18,080 designers working in Florida and 370 working in the greater Sarasota area in 2010. The number of designers in Sarasota is expected to decrease by -1% by the year 2018. This projected change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for designers.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a designer in Sarasota is $41,050 per year, which is higher than the average for designers state-wide.
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