Grand Island has a general population of 42,940 and an overall student population of 7,320. Approximately 7,320 of Grand Island's students are enrolled in schools that offer design programs.
Central Community College is the largest design school in Grand Island, based on student population. Approximately 67 students graduated in 2010 from Central Community College with credentials in design.
In 2010, 67 students graduated with a design certificate from one of Grand Island's design schools. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $10,306 per year in tuition if you are eligible for instate tuition. Out of state tuition for all Grand Island design schools was an average of $11,416 per year in 2009.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $1,000 for design related books and supplies each year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $5,016 per year, on average, for room and board at Grand Island-based design schools. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $6,710.
If you plan on staying in Grand Island after graduating from design school, you should know that job prospects for designers in Grand Island, which is the most popular design profession, are average. In 2010, there were 2,100 designers in Nebraska. Of these designers, 100 were working in the greater Grand Island area. Grand Island's designer workforce is projected to increase by 10% by the year 2018. This anticipated change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for designers.
As a designer in Grand Island, you can expect to make an average salary of $26,130 per year. This is lower than the average salary for designers in the state.
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