Columbus, Ohio has 2 interior design schools for you to consider if you are interested in pursuing a degree in interior design. Columbus has a total population of 711,470 and a student population of 106,028. Of these students, 56,439 are enrolled in schools that offer interior design programs.
Columbus's largest interior design school is Ohio State University-Main Campus. In 2010, Ohio State University-Main Campus graduated approximately 13 students from its interior design program.
A total of 25 students graduated with credentials in interior design from interior design schools in Columbus in 2010. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $31,117 per year in tuition if you are eligible for instate tuition. Out of state tuition for all Columbus interior design schools was an average of $37,903 per year in 2009.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $2,220 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a interior design program in Columbus. And if you live on campus at one of the Columbus-based interior design schools, you will have an added expense of $9,049 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $0.
After graduating with your credentials in interior design, if you decide to work as an interior designer in Columbus, your job prospects are not very good. In 2010, 1 out of every 3 interior designers in Ohio were working in the greater Columbus area. By the year 2018, the number of interior designers is expected to increase by 6% in Columbus. This projected change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for interior designers.
As an interior designer in Columbus, you can expect to make an average salary of $46,180 per year. This is higher than the average salary for interior designers in the state.
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