Murfreesboro has a total population of 68,816 and a student population of 25,929. Of these students, 25,188 are enrolled in schools that offer design programs.
Middle Tennessee State University is the largest design school in Murfreesboro, based on student population. In 2010, approximately 27 students graduated from the Design program at Middle Tennessee State University.
In 2010, 27 students graduated with a design degree in Murfreesboro. Tuition in 2009 at Murfreesboro's design schools was $16,878 per year for instate students and $28,806 per year for out of state students.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $1,000 for design related books and supplies each year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $6,754 per year, on average, for room and board. If you live at home, you can cut this cost down to approximately $10,124.
Many design graduates choose to work as designers after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Murfreesboro, your job prospects are not very good. There were 4,630 designers working in Tennessee and 1,070 working in the greater Murfreesboro area in 2010. By the year 2018, the number of designers is expected to increase by 7% in Murfreesboro. 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 Murfreesboro is $38,410 per year. This is higher than the state-wide average salary for designers.
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