Tacoma has a total population of 193,556 and a student population of 22,872. Of these students, 5,458 are enrolled in schools that offer design programs.
The largest design school in Tacoma, by student population, is Bates Technical College. In 2010, Bates Technical College graduated approximately 5 students with credentials in design.
A reported 5 students graduated with credentials in design in Tacoma in 2010. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $4,230 per year in tuition costs.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $1,120 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a design program in Tacoma.
If you plan on staying in Tacoma after graduating from design school, you should know that job prospects for designers in Tacoma, which is the most popular design profession, are average. There were 6,620 designers working in Washington State and 190 working in the greater Tacoma area in 2010. The number of designers in Tacoma is expected to increase by 9% by the year 2018. This projected change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for designers.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a designer in Tacoma is $49,780 per year. This is higher than the state-wide average salary for designers.
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