If you are interested in pursuing design, you may want to consider attending one of the 2 design schools in Kalamazoo, Michigan. Kalamazoo has a general population of 77,145 and an overall student population of 38,972. Approximately 36,575 of Kalamazoo's students are enrolled in schools that offer design programs.
Kalamazoo's largest design school is Kalamazoo Valley Community College. In 2010, approximately 16 students graduated from the Design program at Kalamazoo Valley Community College.
In 2010, 77 students graduated with a design degree in Kalamazoo. Tuition in 2009 at Kalamazoo's design schools was $20,298 per year for instate students and $31,418 per year for out of state students.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $1,100 for design related books and supplies each year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $7,784 per year, on average, for room and board. If you live at home, you can cut this cost down to approximately $10,169.
After graduating with your credentials in design, if you decide to work as a designer in Kalamazoo, your job prospects are average. There were 7,180 designers working in Michigan and 130 working in the greater Kalamazoo area in 2010. Kalamazoo's designer workforce is projected to increase by 8% by the year 2018. This projected change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for designers.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a designer in Kalamazoo is $33,610 per year, which is lower than the average for designers state-wide.
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