Nashville has a total population of 545,524 and a student population of 52,912. Of these students, 412 are enrolled in schools that offer interior design programs.
The largest interior design school in Nashville, by student population, is Watkins College of Art Design & Film. Approximately 11 students graduated in 2010 from Watkins College of Art Design & Film with credentials in interior design.
A total of 11 students graduated with credentials in interior design from interior design schools in Nashville in 2010. In 2009 tuition at interior design schools in Nashville was $14,880 per year, on average.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $1,300 for interior design related books and supplies each year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $6,000 per year, on average, for room and board at Nashville-based interior design schools. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $19,580.
After graduating with your credentials in interior design, if you decide to work as an interior designer in Nashville, your job prospects are not very good. In 2010, 1 out of every 1 interior designers in Tennessee were working in the greater Nashville area. By the year 2018, the number of interior designers is expected to increase by 1% in Nashville. This projected change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for interior designers.
As an interior designer in Nashville, you can expect to make an average salary of $36,900 per year. This is lower than the average salary for interior designers in the state.