Portland has a total population of 64,249 and a student population of 10,424. Of these students, 338 are enrolled in schools that offer graphic design programs.
The largest graphic design school in Portland, by student population, is Maine College of Art. In 2010, Maine College of Art graduated approximately 6 students with credentials in graphic design.
In 2010, 6 students graduated with a graphic design degree in Portland. If you decide to attend a graphic design school in Portland, you can expect to pay an average yearly tuition of $28,280.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $2,100 for graphic design related books and supplies each year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $9,700 per year, on average, for room and board at Portland-based graphic design schools. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $31,580.
If you plan on staying in Portland after graduating from graphic design school, you should know that job prospects for graphic designers in Portland, which is the most popular graphic design profession, are not very good. There were 950 graphic designers working in Maine and 260 working in the greater Portland area in 2010. The number of graphic designers in Portland is expected to increase by 2% by the year 2018. This anticipated change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for graphic designers.
As a graphic designer in Portland, you can expect to make an average salary of $41,200 per year. This is higher than the average salary for graphic designers in the state.
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