Fairmont has a general population of 19,097 and an overall student population of 7,406. Approximately 4,574 of Fairmont's students are enrolled in schools that offer architecture programs.
The largest architecture school in Fairmont, by student population, is Fairmont State University. In 2010, Fairmont State University graduated approximately 15 students from its architecture program.
In 2010, 15 students graduated with an architecture degree from one of Fairmont's architecture schools. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $15,872 per year in tuition if you are eligible for instate tuition. Out of state tuition for all Fairmont architecture schools was an average of $21,604 per year in 2009.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $1,000 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a architecture program in Fairmont. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $6,570 per year, on average, for room and board. If you live at home, you can cut this cost down to approximately $0.
Many architecture graduates choose to work as architects after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Fairmont, your job prospects are not very good. In 2010, there were 260 architects in West Virginia. Of these architects, 60 were working in the greater Fairmont area. By the year 2018, the number of architects is expected to decrease by -8% in Fairmont. This anticipated change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for architects.
The average salary you can expect to earn as an architect in Fairmont is $35,680 per year. This is lower than the state-wide average salary for architects.
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