Abingdon has a general population of 7,780 and an overall student population of 2,974. Approximately 2,875 of Abingdon's students are enrolled in schools that offer design programs.
Abingdon's largest design school is Virginia Highlands Community College. In 2010, Virginia Highlands Community College graduated approximately 4 students from its design program.
A total of 4 students graduated with credentials in design from design schools in Abingdon in 2010. If you decide to attend a design school in Abingdon, you can expect to pay an average yearly tuition of $2,811.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $1,000 for design related books and supplies each year.
Many design graduates choose to work as designers after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Abingdon, your job prospects are good. There were 8,000 designers working in Virginia and 110 working in the greater Abingdon area in 2010. By the year 2018, the number of designers is expected to increase by 15% in Abingdon. This projected change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for designers.
As a designer in Abingdon, you can expect to make an average salary of $27,990 per year. This is lower than the average salary for designers in the state.
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