If you are interested in pursuing design, you may want to consider attending one of the 2 design schools in La Crosse, Wisconsin. La Crosse has a general population of 51,818 and an overall student population of 18,864. Approximately 8,855 of La Crosse's students are enrolled in schools that offer design programs.
La Crosse's largest design school is Western Technical College. Approximately 28 students graduated in 2010 from Western Technical College with credentials in design.
A reported 43 students graduated with credentials in design in La Crosse in 2010. Tuition in 2009 at La Crosse's design schools was $21,841 per year for instate students and $22,601 per year for out of state students.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $1,057 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a design program in La Crosse. And if you live on campus at one of the La Crosse-based design schools, you will have an added expense of $5,540 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $7,324.
If you decide to work as a designer in La Crosse, your job prospects are not very good. In 2010, there were 6,580 designers in Wisconsin. Of these designers, 90 were working in the greater La Crosse area. By the year 2018, the number of designers is expected to decrease by -3% in La Crosse. This anticipated change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for designers.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a designer in La Crosse is $33,130 per year, which is lower than the average for designers state-wide.
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