Champaign, Illinois has 2 design schools for you to consider if you are interested in pursuing a degree in design. With an overall population of 67,518 and a student population of 53,696, approximately 53,514 of Champaign students attend one of Champaign's schools that offer design programs.
The largest design school in Champaign, by student population, is University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. In 2010, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign graduated approximately 38 students from its design program.
A reported 66 students graduated with credentials in design in Champaign in 2010. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $25,522 per year in tuition if you are eligible for instate tuition. Out of state tuition for all Champaign design schools was an average of $39,664 per year in 2009.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $1,200 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a design program in Champaign. And if you live on campus at one of the Champaign-based design schools, you will have an added expense of $9,284 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $11,590.
If you plan on staying in Champaign after graduating from design school, you should know that job prospects for designers in Champaign, which is the most popular design profession, are average. In 2010, of the 12,000 designers in Illinois, 180 were working in the greater Champaign area. Champaign's designer workforce is projected to increase by 9% by the year 2018. This projected change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for designers.
As a designer in Champaign, you can expect to make an average salary of $37,830 per year. This is higher than the average salary for designers in the state.
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