Houston has a general population of 1,953,631 and an overall student population of 156,252. Approximately 37,000 of Houston's students are enrolled in schools that offer graphic design programs.
Houston's largest graphic design school is University of Houston. Approximately 22 students graduated in 2010 from University of Houston with credentials in graphic design.
In 2010, 22 students graduated with a graphic design degree in Houston. If you decide to attend one of Houston's graphic design schools, you can expect to pay an average of $19,059 per year in instate tuition and $25,707 per year in out of state tuition.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $1,100 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a graphic design program in Houston. And if you live on campus at one of the Houston-based graphic 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 $13,143.
Many graphic design graduates choose to work as graphic designers after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Houston, your job prospects are good. In 2010, 1 out of every 4 graphic designers in Texas were working in the greater Houston area. By the year 2018, the number of graphic designers is expected to increase by 13% in Houston. This projected change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for graphic designers.
As a graphic designer in Houston, you can expect to make an average salary of $41,270 per year. This is higher than the average salary for graphic designers in the state.
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