Columbia has a total population of 84,531 and a student population of 48,122. Of these students, 1,231 are enrolled in schools that offer interior design programs.
Of the 1 interior design schools in Columbia, the largest interior design school, by student population, is Stephens College. In 2010, approximately 5 students graduated from the Interior Design program at Stephens College.
A reported 5 students graduated with credentials in interior design in Columbia in 2010. In 2009 tuition at interior design schools in Columbia was $24,150 per year, on average.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $1,400 for interior design related books and supplies each year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $8,700 per year, on average, for room and board. If you live at home, you can cut this cost down to approximately $0.
If you decide to work as an interior designer in Columbia, your job prospects are not very good. By the year 2018, the number of interior designers is expected to decrease by 0% in Columbia. This projected change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for interior designers.
As an interior designer in Columbia, you can expect to make an average salary of $46,130 per year. This is higher than the average salary for interior designers in the state.