With an overall population of 13,472 and a student population of 16,968, approximately 16,968 of Boone students attend one of Boone's schools that offer design programs.
Boone's largest design school is Appalachian State University. In 2010, Appalachian State University graduated approximately 52 students from its design program.
A total of 108 students graduated with credentials in design from design schools in Boone in 2010. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $14,391 per year in tuition if you are eligible for instate tuition. Out of state tuition for all Boone design schools was an average of $25,012 per year in 2009.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $700 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a design program in Boone. And if you live on campus at one of the Boone-based design schools, you will have an added expense of $6,400 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $0.
Many design graduates choose to work as designers after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Boone, your job prospects are average. There were 6,850 designers working in North Carolina and 280 working in the greater Boone area in 2010. The government projects that the number of designers in Boone will increase by 9% by the year 2018. This anticipated change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for designers.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a designer in Boone is $31,770 per year, which is lower than the average for designers state-wide.
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