Union has a total population of 54,405 and a student population of 17,065. Of these students, 15,051 are enrolled in schools that offer interior design programs.
Union's largest interior design school is Kean University. In 2010, Kean University graduated approximately 25 students from its interior design program.
In 2010, 25 students graduated with an interior design degree from one of Union's interior design schools. If you decide to attend one of Union's interior design schools, you can expect to pay an average of $25,184 per year in instate tuition and $29,819 per year in out of state tuition.
You should also anticipate spending about $1,800 for interior design related books and supplies every year. And if you live on campus at one of the Union-based interior design schools, you will have an added expense of $12,237 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $15,204.
If you plan on staying in Union after graduating from interior design school, you should know that job prospects for interior designers in Union, which is the most popular interior design profession, are not very good. In 2010, there were 1,400 interior designers in New Jersey. Of these interior designers, 280 were working in the greater Union area. By the year 2018, the number of interior designers is expected to decrease by -7% in Union. This projected change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for interior designers.
The average salary you can expect to earn as an interior designer in Union is $51,840 per year, which is lower than the average for interior designers state-wide.