If you decide that you want to get a design degree, then you might want to consider attending one of the 2 design schools in Lafayette, Louisiana. Lafayette has a total population of 110,257 and a student population of 22,602. Of these students, 17,681 are enrolled in schools that offer design programs.
Lafayette's largest design school is Acadiana Technical College-Lafayette Campus. In 2010, approximately 13 students graduated from the Design program at Acadiana Technical College-Lafayette Campus.
In 2010, 26 students graduated with a design degree from one of Lafayette's design schools. Tuition in 2009 at Lafayette's design schools was $12,764 per year for instate students and $21,336 per year for out of state students.
You should also anticipate spending about $1,200 for design related books and supplies every year. And if you live on campus at one of the Lafayette-based design schools, you will have an added expense of $4,680 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $7,058.
After graduating with your credentials in design, if you decide to work as a designer in Lafayette, your job prospects are not very good. There were 2,330 designers working in Louisiana and 180 working in the greater Lafayette area in 2010. By the year 2018, the number of designers is expected to increase by 4% in Lafayette. This anticipated change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for designers.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a designer in Lafayette is $30,750 per year. This is lower than the state-wide average salary for designers.
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