Chattanooga has a total population of 155,554 and a student population of 22,629. Of these students, 10,526 are enrolled in schools that offer interior design programs.
Of the 1 interior design schools in Chattanooga, the largest interior design school, by student population, is The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. In 2010, The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga graduated approximately 5 students from its interior design program.
In 2010, 5 students graduated with an interior design degree in Chattanooga. If you decide to attend one of Chattanooga's interior 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.
You should also anticipate spending about $1,000 for interior design related books and supplies every 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 interior design schools. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $0.
If you plan on staying in Chattanooga after graduating from interior design school, you should know that job prospects for interior designers in Chattanooga, which is the most popular interior design profession, are not very good. In 2010, 1 out of every 5 interior designers in Tennessee were working in the greater Chattanooga area. Chattanooga's interior designer workforce is projected to increase by 1% by the year 2018. This projected change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for interior designers.
The average salary you can expect to earn as an interior designer in Chattanooga is $49,840 per year. This is higher than the state-wide average salary for interior designers.