Athens has a general population of 1,102 and an overall student population of 2,882. Approximately 2,882 of Athens's students are enrolled in schools that offer design programs.
Athens's largest design school is Concord University. In 2010, Concord University graduated approximately 5 students with credentials in design.
A total of 5 students graduated with credentials in design from design schools in Athens in 2010. Tuition in 2009 at Athens's design schools was $15,756 per year for instate students and $21,832 per year for out of state students.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $1,100 for design related books and supplies each year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $6,766 per year, on average, for room and board at Athens-based design schools. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $0.
If you decide to work as a designer in Athens, your job prospects are not very good. In 2010, there were 800 designers in West Virginia. Of these designers, 50 were working in the greater Athens area. By the year 2018, the number of designers is expected to increase by 2% in Athens. This anticipated change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for designers.
As a designer in Athens, you can expect to make an average salary of $26,620 per year. This is lower than the average salary for designers in the state.
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