Omaha has a general population of 390,007 and an overall student population of 47,574. Approximately 17,003 of Omaha's students are enrolled in schools that offer interior design programs.
The largest interior design school in Omaha, by student population, is Metropolitan Community College Area. In 2010, approximately 18 students graduated from the Interior Design program at Metropolitan Community College Area.
A reported 18 students graduated with credentials in interior design in Omaha in 2010. Tuition in 2009 at Omaha's interior design schools was $12,364 per year for instate students and $13,332 per year for out of state students.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $1,800 for interior design related books and supplies each year. And if you live on campus at one of the Omaha-based interior design schools, you will have an added expense of $4,740 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $6,964.
If you plan on staying in Omaha after graduating from interior design school, you should know that job prospects for interior designers in Omaha, which is the most popular interior design profession, are good. In 2010, 1 out of every 1 interior designers in Nebraska were working in the greater Omaha area. By the year 2018, the number of interior designers is expected to increase by 18% in Omaha. This anticipated change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for interior designers.
As an interior designer in Omaha, you can expect to make an average salary of $39,570 per year. This is higher than the average salary for interior designers in the state.