With an overall population of 6,147 and a student population of 2,970, approximately 2,970 of Dowagiac students attend one of Dowagiac's schools that offer graphic design programs.
Dowagiac's largest graphic design school is Southwestern Michigan College. Approximately 10 students graduated in 2010 from Southwestern Michigan College with credentials in graphic design.
In 2010, 10 students graduated with a graphic design degree from one of Dowagiac's graphic design schools. Tuition in 2009 at Dowagiac's graphic design schools was $14,447 per year for instate students and $14,742 per year for out of state students.
You should also anticipate spending about $1,200 for graphic design related books and supplies every year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $5,000 per year, on average, for room and board at Dowagiac-based graphic design schools. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $7,287.
Many graphic design graduates choose to work as graphic designers after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Dowagiac, your job prospects are average. In 2010, there were 7,180 graphic designers in Michigan. Of these graphic designers, 200 were working in the greater Dowagiac area. The government projects that the number of graphic designers in Dowagiac will increase by 8% by the year 2018. This anticipated change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for graphic designers.
As a graphic designer in Dowagiac, you can expect to make an average salary of $33,400 per year. This is lower than the average salary for graphic designers in the state.
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