With an overall population of 26,809 and a student population of 29,251, approximately 28,898 of Morgantown students attend one of Morgantown's schools that offer design programs.
West Virginia University is the largest design school in Morgantown, based on student population. Approximately 72 students graduated in 2010 from West Virginia University with credentials in design.
A total of 72 students graduated with credentials in design from design schools in Morgantown in 2010. If you decide to attend one of Morgantown's design schools, you can expect to pay an average of $16,034 per year in instate tuition and $27,132 per year in out of state tuition.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $1,178 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a design program in Morgantown. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $7,770 per year, on average, for room and board at Morgantown-based design schools. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $0.
Many design graduates choose to work as designers after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Morgantown, your job prospects are not very good. There were 800 designers working in West Virginia and 50 working in the greater Morgantown area in 2010. The government projects that the number of designers in Morgantown will 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 Morgantown is $32,380 per year. This is higher than the state-wide average salary for designers.
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