Pittsburgh has a total population of 334,563 and a student population of 87,948. Of these students, 11,197 are enrolled in schools that offer industrial design programs.
Carnegie Mellon University is the largest industrial design school in Pittsburgh, based on student population. In 2010, Carnegie Mellon University graduated approximately 22 students from its industrial design program.
In 2010, 22 students graduated with an industrial design degree from one of Pittsburgh's industrial design schools. If you decide to attend a industrial design school in Pittsburgh, you can expect to pay an average yearly tuition of $40,920.
You should also anticipate spending about $1,000 for industrial design related books and supplies every year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $10,340 per year, on average, for room and board at Pittsburgh-based industrial design schools. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $0.
After graduating with your credentials in industrial design, if you decide to work as an industrial designer in Pittsburgh, your job prospects are not very good. There were 2,400 industrial designers working in Pennsylvania and 440 working in the greater Pittsburgh area in 2010. The number of industrial designers in Pittsburgh is expected to decrease by -2% by the year 2018. This projected change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for industrial designers.
As an industrial designer in Pittsburgh, you can expect to make an average salary of $54,340 per year. This is lower than the average salary for industrial designers in the state.
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