If you are interested in pursuing design, you may want to consider attending one of the 2 design schools in Springfield, Missouri. Springfield has a total population of 151,580 and a student population of 44,963. Of these students, 25,860 are enrolled in schools that offer design programs.
Springfield's largest design school is Missouri State University. In 2010, Missouri State University graduated approximately 40 students with credentials in design.
In 2010, 68 students graduated with a design degree from one of Springfield's design schools. Tuition in 2009 at Springfield's design schools was $23,248 per year for instate students and $25,888 per year for out of state students.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $1,050 for design related books and supplies each year. And if you live on campus at one of the Springfield-based design schools, you will have an added expense of $6,643 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $23,415.
If you decide to work as a designer in Springfield, your job prospects are not very good. In 2010, of the 4,880 designers in Missouri, 330 were working in the greater Springfield area. The government projects that the number of designers in Springfield will 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 Springfield is $34,110 per year, which is higher than the average for designers state-wide.
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