If you decide that you want to get a graphic design degree, then you might want to consider attending one of the 2 graphic design schools in Buffalo, New York. With an overall population of 292,648 and a student population of 73,039, approximately 17,744 of Buffalo students attend one of Buffalo's schools that offer graphic design programs.
The largest graphic design school in Buffalo, by student population, is Daemen College. In 2010, Daemen College graduated approximately 8 students with credentials in graphic design.
A total of 16 students graduated with credentials in graphic design from graphic design schools in Buffalo in 2010. In 2009 tuition at graphic design schools in Buffalo was $12,180 per year, on average.
You should also anticipate spending about $950 for graphic design related books and supplies every year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $9,450 per year, on average, for room and board. If you live at home, you can cut this cost down to approximately $15,083.
If you plan on staying in Buffalo after graduating from graphic design school, you should know that job prospects for graphic designers in Buffalo, which is the most popular graphic design profession, are not very good. There were 26,140 graphic designers working in New York and 690 working in the greater Buffalo area in 2010. Buffalo's graphic designer workforce is projected to increase by 1% by the year 2018. This anticipated change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for graphic designers.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a graphic designer in Buffalo is $38,200 per year. This is higher than the state-wide average salary for graphic designers.