Sweetwater has a total population of 11,415 and a student population of 1,689. Of these students, 1,689 are enrolled in schools that offer design programs.
Of the 1 design schools in Sweetwater, the largest design school, by student population, is Texas State Technical College-West Texas. In 2010, approximately 20 students graduated from the Design program at Texas State Technical College-West Texas.
In 2010, 25 students graduated with a design degree from one of Sweetwater's design schools. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $16,335 per year in tuition if you are eligible for instate tuition. Out of state tuition for all Sweetwater design schools was an average of $20,691 per year in 2009.
You should also anticipate spending about $1,641 for design related books and supplies every year. And if you live on campus at one of the Sweetwater-based design schools, you will have an added expense of $6,900 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $9,435.
After graduating with your credentials in design, if you decide to work as a designer in Sweetwater, your job prospects are not very good. There were 4,600 designers working in Texas and 190 working in the greater Sweetwater area in 2010. Sweetwater's designer workforce is projected to increase by 3% by the year 2018. This anticipated change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for designers.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a designer in Sweetwater is $18,340 per year. This is lower than the state-wide average salary for designers.
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