Yakima has a total population of 71,845 and a student population of 5,297. Of these students, 4,724 are enrolled in schools that offer graphic design programs.
The largest graphic design school in Yakima, by student population, is Yakima Valley Community College. In 2010, Yakima Valley Community College graduated approximately 2 students from its graphic design program.
In 2010, 2 students graduated with a graphic design degree in Yakima. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $9,619 per year in tuition if you are eligible for instate tuition. Out of state tuition for all Yakima graphic design schools was an average of $10,009 per year in 2009.
You should also anticipate spending about $972 for graphic design related books and supplies every year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $2,915 per year, on average, for room and board. If you live at home, you can cut this cost down to approximately $8,105.
If you plan on staying in Yakima after graduating from graphic design school, you should know that job prospects for graphic designers in Yakima, which is the most popular graphic design profession, are average. In 2010, there were 6,620 graphic designers in Washington State. Of these graphic designers, 40 were working in the greater Yakima area. The number of graphic designers in Yakima is expected to increase by 9% by the year 2018. This anticipated change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for graphic designers.
As a graphic designer in Yakima, you can expect to make an average salary of $37,940 per year. This is lower than the average salary for graphic designers in the state.
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