Houston, Texas has 2 design schools for you to consider if you are interested in pursuing a degree in design. Houston has a total population of 1,953,631 and a student population of 156,252. Of these students, 91,942 are enrolled in schools that offer design programs.
The largest design school in Houston, by student population, is University of Houston. In 2010, University of Houston graduated approximately 28 students with credentials in design.
A reported 103 students graduated with credentials in design in Houston in 2010. Tuition in 2009 at Houston's design schools was $19,059 per year for instate students and $25,707 per year for out of state students.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $1,350 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a design program in Houston. And if you live on campus at one of the Houston-based design schools, you will have an added expense of $7,204 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $10,453.
If you plan on staying in Houston after graduating from design school, you should know that job prospects for designers in Houston, which is the most popular design profession, are good. In 2010, there were 15,420 designers in Texas. Of these designers, 2,750 were working in the greater Houston area. Houston's designer workforce is projected to increase by 13% by the year 2018. This anticipated change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for designers.
As a designer in Houston, you can expect to make an average salary of $41,270 per year. This is higher than the average salary for designers in the state.