Ellensburg has a general population of 15,414 and an overall student population of 11,357. Approximately 11,357 of Ellensburg's students are enrolled in schools that offer design programs.
Of the 1 design schools in Ellensburg, the largest design school, by student population, is Central Washington University. Approximately 22 students graduated in 2010 from Central Washington University with credentials in design.
In 2010, 22 students graduated with a design degree in Ellensburg. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $19,070 per year in tuition if you are eligible for instate tuition. Out of state tuition for all Ellensburg design schools was an average of $29,333 per year in 2009.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $972 for design related books and supplies each year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $8,460 per year, on average, for room and board at Ellensburg-based design schools. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $0.
Many design graduates choose to work as designers after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Ellensburg, your job prospects are not very good. In 2010, of the 1,960 designers in Washington State, 40 were working in the greater Ellensburg area. By the year 2018, the number of designers is expected to decrease by -1% in Ellensburg. This projected change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for designers.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a designer in Ellensburg is $24,850 per year. This is lower than the state-wide average salary for designers.
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