Fairmont has a total population of 19,097 and a student population of 7,406. Of these students, 2,729 are enrolled in schools that offer graphic design programs.
The largest graphic design school in Fairmont, by student population, is Pierpont Community and Technical College. In 2010, approximately 15 students graduated from the Graphic Design program at Pierpont Community and Technical College.
A reported 15 students graduated with credentials in graphic design in Fairmont in 2010. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $14,352 per year in tuition if you are eligible for instate tuition. Out of state tuition for all Fairmont graphic design schools was an average of $19,424 per year in 2009.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $1,000 for graphic 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 graphic design schools. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $0.
After graduating with your credentials in graphic design, if you decide to work as a graphic designer in Fairmont, your job prospects are not very good. There were 800 graphic designers working in West Virginia and 60 working in the greater Fairmont area in 2010. By the year 2018, the number of graphic designers is expected to increase by 2% in Fairmont. This projected change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for graphic designers.
As a graphic designer in Fairmont, you can expect to make an average salary of $27,410 per year. This is lower than the average salary for graphic designers in the state.
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