Fitchburg has a general population of 39,102 and an overall student population of 7,119. Approximately 7,043 of Fitchburg's students are enrolled in schools that offer design programs.
The largest design school in Fitchburg, by student population, is Fitchburg State University. In 2010, approximately 36 students graduated from the Design program at Fitchburg State University.
In 2010, 36 students graduated with a design degree from one of Fitchburg's design schools. Tuition in 2009 at Fitchburg's design schools was $17,420 per year for instate students and $23,500 per year for out of state students.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $800 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a design program in Fitchburg. And if you live on campus at one of the Fitchburg-based design schools, you will have an added expense of $7,870 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $10,200.
If you plan on staying in Fitchburg after graduating from design school, you should know that job prospects for designers in Fitchburg, which is the most popular design profession, are not very good. In 2010, there were 7,880 designers in Massachusetts. Of these designers, 40 were working in the greater Fitchburg area. By the year 2018, the number of designers is expected to increase by 3% in Fitchburg. This projected change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for designers.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a designer in Fitchburg is $35,900 per year, which is lower than the average for designers state-wide.
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