If you are interested in pursuing design, you may want to consider attending one of the 2 design schools in Decatur, Illinois. Decatur has a general population of 81,860 and an overall student population of 5,988. Approximately 5,909 of Decatur's students are enrolled in schools that offer design programs.
Of the 2 design schools in Decatur, the largest design school, by student population, is Millikin University. In 2010, Millikin University graduated approximately 3 students with credentials in design.
In 2010, 7 students graduated with a design degree in Decatur. In 2009 tuition at design schools in Decatur was $14,477 per year, on average.
You should also anticipate spending about $1,100 for design related books and supplies every year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $7,866 per year, on average, for room and board. If you live at home, you can cut this cost down to approximately $16,856.
After graduating with your credentials in design, if you decide to work as a designer in Decatur, your job prospects are not very good. By the year 2018, the number of designers is expected to increase by 7% in Decatur. This projected change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for designers.