Savannah has a general population of 131,510 and an overall student population of 26,747. Approximately 9,906 of Savannah's students are enrolled in schools that offer interior design programs.
Savannah College of Art and Design is the largest interior design school in Savannah, based on student population. In 2010, approximately 116 students graduated from the Interior Design program at Savannah College of Art and Design.
A reported 116 students graduated with credentials in interior design in Savannah in 2010. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $28,265 per year in tuition costs.
You should also anticipate spending about $2,400 for interior design related books and supplies every year. And if you live on campus at one of the Savannah-based interior design schools, you will have an added expense of $10,780 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $33,473.
Many interior design graduates choose to work as interior designers after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Savannah, your job prospects are good. In 2010, there were 2,300 interior designers in Georgia. Of these interior designers, 40 were working in the greater Savannah area. Savannah's interior designer workforce is projected to increase by 15% by the year 2018. This anticipated change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for interior designers.
The average salary you can expect to earn as an interior designer in Savannah is $39,460 per year, which is lower than the average for interior designers state-wide.