Des Plaines has a general population of 58,720 and an overall student population of 12,087. Approximately 12,087 of Des Plaines's students are enrolled in schools that offer graphic design programs.
The largest graphic design school in Des Plaines, by student population, is Oakton Community College. Approximately 5 students graduated in 2010 from Oakton Community College with credentials in graphic design.
A reported 5 students graduated with credentials in graphic design in Des Plaines in 2010. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $2,510 per year in tuition costs.
You should also anticipate spending about $1,000 for graphic design related books and supplies every year.
If you plan on staying in Des Plaines after graduating from graphic design school, you should know that job prospects for graphic designers in Des Plaines, which is the most popular graphic design profession, are average. There were 12,000 graphic designers working in Illinois and 7,800 working in the greater Des Plaines area in 2010. The government projects that the number of graphic designers in Des Plaines will increase by 9% by the year 2018. This projected change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for graphic designers.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a graphic designer in Des Plaines is $48,230 per year. This is higher than the state-wide average salary for graphic designers.
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