Austin has a total population of 656,562 and a student population of 105,227. Of these students, 50,995 are enrolled in schools that offer fashion design programs.
The largest fashion design school in Austin, by student population, is The University of Texas at Austin. Approximately 58 students graduated in 2010 from The University of Texas at Austin with credentials in fashion design.
In 2010, 58 students graduated with a fashion design degree from one of Austin's fashion design schools. Tuition in 2009 at Austin's fashion design schools was $22,874 per year for instate students and $43,950 per year for out of state students.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $860 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a fashion design program in Austin. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $9,602 per year, on average, for room and board. If you live at home, you can cut this cost down to approximately $13,272.
If you decide to work as a fashion designer in Austin, your job prospects are not very good. By the year 2018, the number of fashion designers is expected to increase by 7% in Austin. This anticipated change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for fashion designers.