With an overall population of 68,816 and a student population of 25,929, approximately 25,188 of Murfreesboro students attend one of Murfreesboro's schools that offer interior design programs.
The largest interior design school in Murfreesboro, by student population, is Middle Tennessee State University. In 2010, Middle Tennessee State University graduated approximately 27 students with credentials in interior design.
In 2010, 27 students graduated with an interior design degree from one of Murfreesboro's interior design schools. Tuition in 2009 at Murfreesboro's interior 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 interior 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 at Murfreesboro-based interior design schools. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $10,124.
If you plan on staying in Murfreesboro after graduating from interior design school, you should know that job prospects for interior designers in Murfreesboro, which is the most popular interior design profession, are not very good. In 2010, 1 out of every 1 interior designers in Tennessee were working in the greater Murfreesboro area. The number of interior designers in Murfreesboro is expected to increase by 1% by the year 2018. This anticipated change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for interior designers.
The average salary you can expect to earn as an interior designer in Murfreesboro is $36,900 per year, which is lower than the average for interior designers state-wide.