There are 2 design schools in Columbia, Missouri. Columbia has a general population of 84,531 and an overall student population of 48,122. Approximately 16,787 of Columbia's students are enrolled in schools that offer design programs.
Of the 2 design schools in Columbia, the largest design school, by student population, is Stephens College. In 2010, Stephens College graduated approximately 12 students from its design program.
A total of 28 students graduated with credentials in design from design schools in Columbia in 2010. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $19,363 per year in tuition costs.
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 $7,299 per year, on average, for room and board at Columbia-based design schools. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $23,200.
Many design graduates choose to work as designers after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Columbia, your job prospects are not very good. There were 4,880 designers working in Missouri and 110 working in the greater Columbia area in 2010. The number of designers in Columbia is expected to increase by 1% by the year 2018. This projected change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for designers.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a designer in Columbia is $33,960 per year. This is higher than the state-wide average salary for designers.
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