If you are interested in pursuing design, you may want to consider attending one of the 2 design schools in Cambridge, Massachusetts. With an overall population of 101,355 and a student population of 49,996, approximately 6,173 of Cambridge students attend one of Cambridge's schools that offer design programs.
Lesley University is the largest design school in Cambridge, based on student population. In 2010, Lesley University graduated approximately 40 students from its design program.
A total of 40 students graduated with credentials in design from design schools in Cambridge in 2010. If you decide to attend a design school in Cambridge, you can expect to pay an average yearly tuition of $28,400.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $700 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a design program in Cambridge. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $12,400 per year, on average, for room and board at Cambridge-based design schools. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $33,815.
If you plan on staying in Cambridge after graduating from design school, you should know that job prospects for designers in Cambridge, which is the most popular design profession, are not very good. There were 7,880 designers working in Massachusetts and 3,410 working in the greater Cambridge area in 2010. Cambridge's designer workforce is projected to increase by 3% by the year 2018. This anticipated change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for designers.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a designer in Cambridge is $51,850 per year. This is higher than the state-wide average salary for designers.
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