With an overall population of 17,254 and a student population of 9,181, approximately 5,951 of Beckley students attend one of Beckley's schools that offer design programs.
Of the 1 design schools in Beckley, the largest design school, by student population, is Mountain State University. In 2010, Mountain State University graduated approximately 0 students with credentials in design.
In 2009 tuition at design schools in Beckley was $6,900 per year, on average.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $1,530 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a design program in Beckley. And if you live on campus at one of the Beckley-based design schools, you will have an added expense of $6,116 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $8,930.
If you plan on staying in Beckley after graduating from design school, you should know that job prospects for designers in Beckley, which is the most popular design profession, are not very good. There were 800 designers working in West Virginia and 50 working in the greater Beckley area in 2010. The number of designers in Beckley is expected to increase by 2% by the year 2018. This projected change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for designers.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a designer in Beckley is $26,620 per year, which is lower than the average for designers state-wide.
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