With an overall population of 40,407 and a student population of 10,125, approximately 10,125 of Salem students attend one of Salem's schools that offer design programs.
Salem State University is the largest design school in Salem, based on student population. Approximately 14 students graduated in 2010 from Salem State University with credentials in design.
A total of 15 students graduated with credentials in design from design schools in Salem in 2010. Tuition in 2009 at Salem's design schools was $19,443 per year for instate students and $25,583 per year for out of state students.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $900 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a design program in Salem. And if you live on campus at one of the Salem-based design schools, you will have an added expense of $9,439 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $12,148.
If you decide to work as a designer in Salem, your job prospects are not very good. In 2010, 1 out of every 45 designers in Massachusetts were working in the greater Salem area. Salem's designer workforce is projected to decrease by -4% by the year 2018. This projected change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for designers.
As a designer in Salem, you can expect to make an average salary of $41,350 per year. This is lower than the average salary for designers in the state.
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