Bridgewater has a general population of 6,664 and an overall student population of 10,774. Approximately 10,774 of Bridgewater's students are enrolled in schools that offer design programs.
Of the 1 design schools in Bridgewater, the largest design school, by student population, is Bridgewater State University. In 2010, approximately 23 students graduated from the Design program at Bridgewater State University.
In 2010, 23 students graduated with a design degree in Bridgewater. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $20,473 per year in tuition if you are eligible for instate tuition. Out of state tuition for all Bridgewater design schools was an average of $26,613 per year in 2009.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $1,000 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a design program in Bridgewater. And if you live on campus at one of the Bridgewater-based design schools, you will have an added expense of $9,670 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $12,203.
If you plan on staying in Bridgewater after graduating from design school, you should know that job prospects for designers in Bridgewater, which is the most popular design profession, are not very good. In 2010, 1 out of every 60 designers in Massachusetts were working in the greater Bridgewater area. By the year 2018, the number of designers is expected to increase by 3% in Bridgewater. This anticipated change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for designers.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a designer in Bridgewater is $43,150 per year. This is lower than the state-wide average salary for designers.
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