There are 2 graphic 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 graphic design programs.
The largest graphic design school in Columbia, by student population, is Columbia College. In 2010, Columbia College graduated approximately 7 students with credentials in graphic design.
A total of 9 students graduated with credentials in graphic design from graphic 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, you should plan on spending an average of $1,100 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a graphic design program in Columbia. And if you live on campus at one of the Columbia-based graphic design schools, you will have an added expense of $7,299 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $23,200.
Many graphic design graduates choose to work as graphic designers after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Columbia, your job prospects are not very good. In 2010, of the 4,880 graphic designers in Missouri, 110 were working in the greater Columbia area. By the year 2018, the number of graphic designers is expected to increase by 1% in Columbia. This projected change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for graphic designers.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a graphic designer in Columbia is $33,960 per year. This is higher than the state-wide average salary for graphic designers.
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