With an overall population of 173,618 and a student population of 36,049, approximately 2,360 of Providence students attend one of Providence's schools that offer design programs.
The largest design school in Providence, by student population, is Rhode Island School of Design. Approximately 76 students graduated in 2010 from Rhode Island School of Design with credentials in design.
A reported 225 students graduated with credentials in design in Providence in 2010. If you decide to attend a design school in Providence, you can expect to pay an average yearly tuition of $36,659.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $2,700 for design related books and supplies each year. And if you live on campus at one of the Providence-based design schools, you will have an added expense of $10,846 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $0.
If you decide to work as a designer in Providence, your job prospects are not very good. In 2010, of the 840 designers in Rhode Island, 630 were working in the greater Providence area. The government projects that the number of designers in Providence will increase by 6% by the year 2018. This anticipated change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for designers.
As a designer in Providence, you can expect to make an average salary of $46,760 per year. This is the same as the average salary for designers in the state.
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