Elgin has a total population of 94,487 and a student population of 13,102. Of these students, 1,231 are enrolled in schools that offer interior design programs.
Elgin's largest interior design school is Judson University. In 2010, Judson University graduated approximately 0 students with credentials in interior design.
In 2009 tuition at interior design schools in Elgin was $23,500 per year, on average.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $1,500 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a interior design program in Elgin. And if you live on campus at one of the Elgin-based interior design schools, you will have an added expense of $8,200 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $28,500.
Many interior design graduates choose to work as interior designers after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Elgin, your job prospects are good. In 2010, 1 out of every 2 interior designers in Illinois were working in the greater Elgin area. The government projects that the number of interior designers in Elgin will increase by 16% by the year 2018. This projected change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for interior designers.
The average salary you can expect to earn as an interior designer in Elgin is $49,570 per year. This is higher than the state-wide average salary for interior designers.