New Orleans, Louisiana has 3 design schools for you to consider if you are interested in pursuing a degree in design. New Orleans has a general population of 484,674 and an overall student population of 59,719. Approximately 32,936 of New Orleans's students are enrolled in schools that offer design programs.
Of the 3 design schools in New Orleans, the largest design school, by student population, is Delgado Community College. Approximately 14 students graduated in 2010 from Delgado Community College with credentials in design.
A reported 45 students graduated with credentials in design in New Orleans in 2010. In 2009 tuition at design schools in New Orleans was $24,302 per year, on average.
You should also anticipate spending about $1,133 for design related books and supplies every year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $9,673 per year, on average, for room and board. If you live at home, you can cut this cost down to approximately $8,374.
After graduating with your credentials in design, if you decide to work as a designer in New Orleans, your job prospects are not very good. In 2010, of the 2,330 designers in Louisiana, 640 were working in the greater New Orleans area. New Orleans's designer workforce is projected to increase by 4% by the year 2018. This projected change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for designers.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a designer in New Orleans is $43,230 per year. This is higher than the state-wide average salary for designers.
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