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 interior design programs.
Of the 1 interior design schools in Austin, the largest interior design school, by student population, is The University of Texas at Austin. In 2010, approximately 9 students graduated from the Interior Design program at The University of Texas at Austin.
A total of 9 students graduated with credentials in interior design from interior design schools in Austin in 2010. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $22,874 per year in tuition if you are eligible for instate tuition. Out of state tuition for all Austin interior design schools was an average of $43,950 per year in 2009.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $860 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a interior 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.
After graduating with your credentials in interior design, if you decide to work as an interior designer in Austin, your job prospects are good. In 2010, 1 out of every 9 interior designers in Texas were working in the greater Austin area. The government projects that the number of interior designers in Austin will increase by 15% by the year 2018. This anticipated change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for interior designers.
The average salary you can expect to earn as an interior designer in Austin is $40,860 per year. This is lower than the state-wide average salary for interior designers.