California contains 81 schools that offer multimedia design programs. University of California-Santa Cruz, the highest-ranking multimedia design school in CA, has a total student population of 16,775 and is the 110th highest ranked school in America.
Of the 81 multimedia design schools in California, only 28 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Platt College-San Diego comes out as the most expensive ($34,413/yr), with California State University-Dominguez Hills as the lowest recorded at only $2,451/yr.
Multimedia Design students from California schools who go on to become multimedia designers, interactive media designers, media designers, digital media designers, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 28,800 people working as multimedia artists and animators alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $62,810. Also, Graphic designers make on average $47,820 per year and there are about 200,870 of them employed in the US today. In fact, in the California alone, there are 27,990 employed graphic designers earning an average yearly salary of $57,180. Multimedia artists and animators in this state earn $76,010/yr and there are 9,440 employed.
Also, within the multimedia design schools in California, the average student population is 4,206 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 17 to 1. Aside from multimedia design, there are 18354 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 4,230 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $1,817, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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