Lakewood has a general population of 58,211 and an overall student population of 14,761. Approximately 6,573 of Lakewood's students are enrolled in schools that offer design programs.
The largest design school in Lakewood, by student population, is Clover Park Technical College. In 2010, Clover Park Technical College graduated approximately 27 students from its design program.
In 2010, 65 students graduated with a design degree from one of Lakewood's design schools. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $3,859 per year in tuition costs.
You should also anticipate spending about $972 for design related books and supplies every year.
If you plan on staying in Lakewood after graduating from design school, you should know that job prospects for designers in Lakewood, which is the most popular design profession, are average. In 2010, there were 6,620 designers in Washington State. Of these designers, 190 were working in the greater Lakewood area. The government projects that the number of designers in Lakewood will increase by 9% by the year 2018. This anticipated change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for designers.
As a designer in Lakewood, you can expect to make an average salary of $49,780 per year. This is higher than the average salary for designers in the state.
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