West Lafayette has a general population of 28,778 and an overall student population of 41,052. Approximately 41,052 of West Lafayette's students are enrolled in schools that offer graphic design programs.
Purdue University-Main Campus is the largest graphic design school in West Lafayette, based on student population. In 2010, Purdue University-Main Campus graduated approximately 6 students from its graphic design program.
A total of 6 students graduated with credentials in graphic design from graphic design schools in West Lafayette in 2010. If you decide to attend one of West Lafayette's graphic design schools, you can expect to pay an average of $20,638 per year in instate tuition and $37,118 per year in out of state tuition.
You should also anticipate spending about $1,220 for graphic design related books and supplies every year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $8,710 per year, on average, for room and board. If you live at home, you can cut this cost down to approximately $13,238.
If you plan on staying in West Lafayette after graduating from graphic design school, you should know that job prospects for graphic designers in West Lafayette, which is the most popular graphic design profession, are good. In 2010, of the 4,810 graphic designers in Indiana, 90 were working in the greater West Lafayette area. The number of graphic designers in West Lafayette is expected to increase by 13% 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 West Lafayette is $37,990 per year, which is higher than the average for graphic designers state-wide.
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