Meridian has a total population of 39,968 and a student population of 3,997. Of these students, 3,949 are enrolled in schools that offer design programs.
The largest design school in Meridian, by student population, is Meridian Community College. Approximately 1 students graduated in 2010 from Meridian Community College with credentials in design.
In 2010, 1 students graduated with a design degree in Meridian. Tuition in 2009 at Meridian's design schools was $9,705 per year for instate students and $11,085 per year for out of state students.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $1,500 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a design program in Meridian. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $3,850 per year, on average, for room and board. If you live at home, you can cut this cost down to approximately $7,280.
Many design graduates choose to work as designers after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Meridian, your job prospects are good. In 2010, there were 1,220 designers in Mississippi. Of these designers, 80 were working in the greater Meridian area. The number of designers in Meridian is expected to increase by 13% 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 Meridian is $28,900 per year, which is lower than the average for designers state-wide.
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