Lancaster has a total population of 56,348 and a student population of 5,789. Of these students, 887 are enrolled in schools that offer graphic design programs.
The largest graphic design school in Lancaster, by student population, is Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology. In 2010, Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology graduated approximately 19 students with credentials in graphic design.
A total of 19 students graduated with credentials in graphic design from graphic design schools in Lancaster in 2010. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $6,250 per year in tuition costs.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $800 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a graphic design program in Lancaster. And if you live on campus at one of the Lancaster-based graphic design schools, you will have an added expense of $7,400 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $9,950.
Many graphic design graduates choose to work as graphic designers after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Lancaster, your job prospects are not very good. In 2010, there were 10,550 graphic designers in Pennsylvania. Of these graphic designers, 370 were working in the greater Lancaster area. The number of graphic designers in Lancaster is expected to decrease 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 Lancaster is $35,950 per year. This is higher than the state-wide average salary for graphic designers.
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