Oakdale has a total population of 1,551 and a student population of 2,192. Of these students, 2,192 are enrolled in schools that offer design programs.
Of the 1 design schools in Oakdale, the largest design school, by student population, is Pittsburgh Technical Institute and is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSA). In 2010, approximately 60 students graduated from the Design program at Pittsburgh Technical Institute.
In 2010, 60 students graduated with a design degree from one of Oakdale's design schools. In 2009 tuition at design schools in Oakdale was $14,400 per year, on average.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $1,160 for design related books and supplies each year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $5,625 per year, on average, for room and board at Oakdale-based design schools. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $19,673.
Many design graduates choose to work as designers after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Oakdale, your job prospects are not very good. In 2010, of the 10,550 designers in Pennsylvania, 1,570 were working in the greater Oakdale area. Oakdale's designer workforce is projected to decrease by -1% by the year 2018. This projected change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for designers.
As a designer in Oakdale, you can expect to make an average salary of $37,960 per year. This is higher than the average salary for designers in the state.
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