Mankato, Minnesota has 2 graphic design schools for you to consider if you are interested in pursuing a degree in graphic design. Mankato has a total population of 32,427 and a student population of 19,692. Of these students, 4,737 are enrolled in schools that offer graphic design programs.
Of the 2 graphic design schools in Mankato, the largest graphic design school, by student population, is South Central College. In 2010, South Central College graduated approximately 5 students with credentials in graphic design.
A total of 6 students graduated with credentials in graphic design from graphic design schools in Mankato in 2010. In 2009 tuition at graphic design schools in Mankato was $12,173 per year, on average.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $1,000 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a graphic design program in Mankato. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $6,400 per year, on average, for room and board. If you live at home, you can cut this cost down to approximately $16,023.
If you plan on staying in Mankato after graduating from graphic design school, you should know that job prospects for graphic designers in Mankato, which is the most popular graphic design profession, are not very good. In 2010, 1 out of every 22 graphic designers in Minnesota were working in the greater Mankato area. The government projects that the number of graphic designers in Mankato will increase by 4% by the year 2018. This anticipated change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for graphic designers.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a graphic designer in Mankato is $34,980 per year. This is lower than the state-wide average salary for graphic designers.