Cocoa, FL has four graphic design schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Florida Southern College, the highest ranked school in this group with a graphic design program, has a total student population of 2,426. It is the 413th highest ranked school in the USA and the 14th highest in the state of Florida (#1 is University of Miami).
Graphic Design students from Cocoa schools who go on to become graphic designers, animation designers, fashion designers, web designers, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 200,870 people working as graphic designers alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $47,820.
Cocoa lies in Brevard county, which is one of the 49 counties in Florida. Overall, the Palm Bay-Melbourne-Titusville area has 195,130 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1% unemployment rate, $20/hr average worker wage, and a $42,530 average annual salary.
Of the 4 graphic design schools with a 100-mile radius of Cocoa, none have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Full Sail University comes out as the most expensive ($31,663/yr) for graphic design students, with Florida Southern College as the lowest, reported at only $12,588/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Cocoa|
|Winter Park||FL||-||6||33.3306||155||39.2 miles|
|Lake Mary||FL||-||1||18.3465||21||43.5 miles|
|South Daytona||FL||-||1||30.9321||7||56.2 miles|
|Daytona Beach||FL||63,815||4||31.0595||184||58.7 miles|
|Port Saint Lucie||FL||163,859||0||-||0||80.2 miles|
|Palm Coast||FL||76,000||0||-||0||86.6 miles|
|Saint Leo||FL||-||1||24.1963||100||92.4 miles|