Baltimore has a total population of 651,154 and a student population of 99,295. Of these students, 2,084 are enrolled in schools that offer graphic design programs.
The largest graphic design school in Baltimore, by student population, is Maryland Institute College of Art. In 2010, Maryland Institute College of Art graduated approximately 66 students from its graphic design program.
A reported 66 students graduated with credentials in graphic design in Baltimore in 2010. In 2009 tuition at graphic design schools in Baltimore was $34,090 per year, on average.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $1,450 for graphic design related books and supplies each year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $9,450 per year, on average, for room and board at Baltimore-based graphic design schools. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $36,940.
After graduating with your credentials in graphic design, if you decide to work as a graphic designer in Baltimore, your job prospects are not very good. There were 6,060 graphic designers working in Maryland and 1,980 working in the greater Baltimore area in 2010. The government projects that the number of graphic designers in Baltimore will increase by 6% by the year 2018. This projected change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for graphic designers.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a graphic designer in Baltimore is $46,390 per year, which is higher than the average for graphic designers state-wide.
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