There are 2 design schools in Fairmont, West Virginia. Fairmont has a total population of 19,097 and a student population of 7,406. Of these students, 7,303 are enrolled in schools that offer design programs.
Of the 2 design schools in Fairmont, the largest design school, by student population, is Pierpont Community and Technical College. In 2010, Pierpont Community and Technical College graduated approximately 15 students from its design program.
A reported 19 students graduated with credentials in design in Fairmont in 2010. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $15,112 per year in tuition if you are eligible for instate tuition. Out of state tuition for all Fairmont design schools was an average of $20,514 per year in 2009.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $1,000 for design related books and supplies each year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $6,570 per year, on average, for room and board at Fairmont-based design schools. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $0.
After graduating with your credentials in design, if you decide to work as a designer in Fairmont, your job prospects are not very good. In 2010, 1 out of every 3 designers in West Virginia were working in the greater Fairmont area. Fairmont's designer workforce is projected to decrease by -4% by the year 2018. This anticipated change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for designers.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a designer in Fairmont is $17,310 per year, which is lower than the average for designers state-wide.
1201 Locust Ave, Fairmont, West Virginia 26554-2470
1201 Locust Ave, Fairmont, West Virginia 26554
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