Leesburg, VA (population: 42,666) has twenty-seven graphic design schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. George Washington University, the highest ranked school in this group with a graphic design program, has a total student population of 25,061. It is the 52nd highest ranked school in the USA and the highest in the state of District Of Columbia.
Graphic Design students from Leesburg 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.
Leesburg lies in Loudoun county, which is one of the 61 counties in Virginia. Overall, the Washington-Arlington-Alexandria-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan area has 2,300,000 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1% unemployment rate, $29/hr average worker wage, and a $60,090 average annual salary.
Of the 27 graphic design schools with a 100-mile radius of Leesburg, only 7 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Sanford-Brown College comes out as the most expensive ($49,321/yr) for graphic design students, with Harford Community College as the lowest, reported at only $4,400/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Leesburg|
|Montgomery Village||MD||43,313||0||-||0||20.6 miles|
|North Bethesda||MD||48,357||0||-||0||24.0 miles|
|Falls Church||VA||-||1||13.4471||18||25.8 miles|
|Aspen Hill||MD||53,748||0||-||0||25.8 miles|
|Takoma Park||MD||-||1||13.9013||66||30.9 miles|
|Capitol Heights||MD||-||1||32.1418||6||37.7 miles|
|Ellicott City||MD||73,232||0||-||0||40.9 miles|