With an overall population of 92,962 and a student population of 1,976, approximately 1,778 of Olathe students attend one of Olathe's schools that offer graphic design programs.
The largest graphic design school in Olathe, by student population, is MidAmerica Nazarene University. In 2010, MidAmerica Nazarene University graduated approximately 11 students from its graphic design program.
In 2010, 11 students graduated with a graphic design degree in Olathe. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $19,146 per year in tuition costs.
You should also anticipate spending about $1,180 for graphic design related books and supplies every year. And if you live on campus at one of the Olathe-based graphic design schools, you will have an added expense of $6,452 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $23,315.
Many graphic design graduates choose to work as graphic designers after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Olathe, your job prospects are average. In 2010, 1 out of every 2 graphic designers in Kansas were working in the greater Olathe area. The number of graphic designers in Olathe is expected to increase by 8% 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 Olathe is $41,870 per year, which is higher than the average for graphic designers state-wide.