With an overall population of 14,532 and a student population of 5,065, approximately 5,065 of Traverse City students attend one of Traverse City's schools that offer design programs.
Of the 1 design schools in Traverse City, the largest design school, by student population, is Northwestern Michigan College. In 2010, Northwestern Michigan College graduated approximately 11 students from its design program.
A reported 12 students graduated with credentials in design in Traverse City in 2010. Tuition in 2009 at Traverse City's design schools was $16,891 per year for instate students and $18,203 per year for out of state students.
You should also anticipate spending about $1,300 for design related books and supplies every year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $8,448 per year, on average, for room and board. If you live at home, you can cut this cost down to approximately $8,443.
If you plan on staying in Traverse City after graduating from design school, you should know that job prospects for designers in Traverse City, which is the most popular design profession, are average. There were 7,180 designers working in Michigan and 170 working in the greater Traverse City area in 2010. The government projects that the number of designers in Traverse City will increase by 8% by the year 2018. This anticipated change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for designers.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a designer in Traverse City is $32,170 per year, which is lower than the average for designers state-wide.
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