Commerce has a general population of 7,669 and an overall student population of 9,021. Approximately 9,021 of Commerce's students are enrolled in schools that offer design programs.
The largest design school in Commerce, by student population, is Texas A & M University-Commerce. Approximately 5 students graduated in 2010 from Texas A & M University-Commerce with credentials in design.
In 2010, 7 students graduated with a design degree in Commerce. If you decide to attend one of Commerce's design schools, you can expect to pay an average of $17,320 per year in instate tuition and $25,660 per year in out of state tuition.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $1,400 for design related books and supplies each year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $7,090 per year, on average, for room and board at Commerce-based design schools. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $0.
If you plan on staying in Commerce after graduating from design school, you should know that job prospects for designers in Commerce, which is the most popular design profession, are good. In 2010, 1 out of every 4 designers in Texas were working in the greater Commerce area. By the year 2018, the number of designers is expected to increase by 13% in Commerce. This projected change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for designers.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a designer in Commerce is $46,070 per year. This is higher than the state-wide average salary for designers.
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