Malvern, AR has sixteen design schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Harding University, the highest ranked school in this group with a design program, has a total student population of 6,484. It is the 224th highest ranked school in the USA and the highest in the state of Arkansas. To learn more about design programs in Malvern, ratemyprofessors.com has reviews of design professors at Harding University such as Greg Clayton, and Amy Cox.
Design students from Malvern schools who go on to become interior designers, architecture designers, designers, graphic designers, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 46,010 people working as interior designers alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $51,990. Also, Floral designers make on average $24,940 per year and there are about 51,470 of them employed in the US today.
Malvern lies in Hot Spring county, which is one of the 57 counties in Arkansas. Overall, the South Arkansas nonmetropolitan area has 128,740 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.7% unemployment rate, $15.12/hr average worker wage, and a $31,460 average annual salary.
Of the 16 design schools with a 100-mile radius of Malvern, only 3 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, ITT Technical Institute-Little Rock comes out as the most expensive ($22,599/yr) for design students, with Cossatot Community College of the University of Arkansas as the lowest, reported at only $5,854/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Malvern|
|Hot Springs||AR||-||2||23.3818||62||16.9 miles|
|Little Rock||AR||192,247||12||20.3043||243||36.2 miles|
|North Little Rock||AR||59,309||4||19.2203||72||43.2 miles|