New Brunswick has a total population of 48,573 and a student population of 37,571. Of these students, 37,366 are enrolled in schools that offer design programs.
Of the 1 design schools in New Brunswick, the largest design school, by student population, is Rutgers University-New Brunswick. Approximately 39 students graduated in 2010 from Rutgers University-New Brunswick with credentials in design.
In 2010, 39 students graduated with a design degree in New Brunswick. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $26,338 per year in tuition if you are eligible for instate tuition. Out of state tuition for all New Brunswick design schools was an average of $37,510 per year in 2009.
You should also anticipate spending about $1,431 for design related books and supplies every year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $10,676 per year, on average, for room and board at New Brunswick-based design schools. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $18,161.
Many design graduates choose to work as designers after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in New Brunswick, your job prospects are not very good. In 2010, of the 8,950 designers in New Jersey, 1,170 were working in the greater New Brunswick area. New Brunswick's designer workforce is projected to decrease by -2% 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 New Brunswick is $43,450 per year, which is lower than the average for designers state-wide.
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