Lexington, Kentucky has 2 design schools for you to consider if you are interested in pursuing a degree in design. Lexington has a total population of 260,512 and a student population of 45,371. Of these students, 29,997 are enrolled in schools that offer design programs.
University of Kentucky is the largest design school in Lexington, based on student population. Approximately 6 students graduated in 2010 from University of Kentucky with credentials in design.
In 2010, 6 students graduated with a design degree from one of Lexington's design schools. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $20,183 per year in tuition if you are eligible for instate tuition. Out of state tuition for all Lexington design schools was an average of $28,738 per year in 2009.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $1,390 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a design program in Lexington. And if you live on campus at one of the Lexington-based design schools, you will have an added expense of $9,125 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $12,815.
If you plan on staying in Lexington after graduating from design school, you should know that job prospects for designers in Lexington, which is the most popular design profession, are not very good. There were 3,390 designers working in Kentucky and 260 working in the greater Lexington area in 2010. By the year 2018, the number of designers is expected to increase by 7% in Lexington. This projected change is the same as the projected nationwide trend for designers.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a designer in Lexington is $40,930 per year. This is higher than the state-wide average salary for designers.
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