Ruston has a general population of 20,546 and an overall student population of 11,282. Approximately 11,264 of Ruston's students are enrolled in schools that offer graphic design programs.
Louisiana Tech University is the largest graphic design school in Ruston, based on student population. In 2010, approximately 27 students graduated from the Graphic Design program at Louisiana Tech University.
In 2010, 27 students graduated with a graphic design degree from one of Ruston's graphic design schools. If you decide to attend one of Ruston's graphic design schools, you can expect to pay an average of $15,534 per year in instate tuition and $20,931 per year in out of state tuition.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $1,800 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a graphic design program in Ruston. 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.
Many graphic design graduates choose to work as graphic designers after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Ruston, your job prospects are not very good. There were 2,330 graphic designers working in Louisiana and 40 working in the greater Ruston area in 2010. The number of graphic designers in Ruston is expected to increase by 4% by the year 2018. This anticipated change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for graphic designers.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a graphic designer in Ruston is $26,770 per year. This is lower than the state-wide average salary for graphic designers.
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