Ruston has a total population of 20,546 and a student population of 11,282. Of these students, 11,264 are enrolled in schools that offer design programs.
Louisiana Tech University is the largest design school in Ruston, based on student population. In 2010, Louisiana Tech University graduated approximately 27 students from its design program.
A reported 27 students graduated with credentials in design in Ruston in 2010. Tuition in 2009 at Ruston's design schools was $15,534 per year for instate students and $20,931 per year for out of state students.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $1,800 for design related books and supplies each year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $5,055 per year, on average, for room and board. If you live at home, you can cut this cost down to approximately $0.
If you plan on staying in Ruston after graduating from design school, you should know that job prospects for designers in Ruston, which is the most popular design profession, are not very good. In 2010, of the 1,250 designers in Louisiana, 60 were working in the greater Ruston area. By the year 2018, the number of designers is expected to decrease by -13% in Ruston. This projected change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for designers.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a designer in Ruston is $17,600 per year, which is lower than the average for designers state-wide.
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