If you are interested in pursuing design, you may want to consider attending one of the 2 design schools in Chattanooga, Tennessee. Chattanooga has a total population of 155,554 and a student population of 22,629. Of these students, 19,957 are enrolled in schools that offer design programs.
Of the 2 design schools in Chattanooga, the largest design school, by student population, is Chattanooga State Community College. In 2010, approximately 22 students graduated from the Design program at Chattanooga State Community College.
A reported 27 students graduated with credentials in design in Chattanooga in 2010. If you decide to attend one of Chattanooga's design schools, you can expect to pay an average of $17,938 per year in instate tuition and $29,236 per year in out of state tuition.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $1,400 for design related books and supplies each year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $8,190 per year, on average, for room and board at Chattanooga-based design schools. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $8,992.
Many design graduates choose to work as designers after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Chattanooga, your job prospects are not very good. In 2010, of the 4,630 designers in Tennessee, 350 were working in the greater Chattanooga area. By the year 2018, the number of designers is expected to increase by 7% in Chattanooga. This anticipated change is the same as the projected nationwide trend for designers.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a designer in Chattanooga is $37,140 per year. This is higher than the state-wide average salary for designers.
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