Santa Maria, CA (population: 88,641) has one design school within its city limits. Allan Hancock College has a total student population of 11,070. It is the 4568th highest ranked school in the USA and the 423rd highest in the state of California (#1 is University of California-Los Angeles). To learn more about design programs in Santa Maria, ratemyprofessors.com has reviews of design professors at Allan Hancock College such as Tim Breschini, and Edda Hayes.
Design students from Santa Maria 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. In fact, in the Santa Barbara-Santa Maria-Goleta area alone, there are 40 employed floral designers earning an average salary of $44,170. Interior designers in this area earn $63,400/yr and there are 40 employed.
Santa Maria lies in Santa Barbara county, which is one of the 57 counties in California. Overall, the Santa Barbara-Santa Maria-Goleta area has 170,790 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 2% unemployment rate, $22/hr average worker wage, and a $45,310 average annual salary. Thus, about 0 out of every 1000 jobs in Santa Maria are held by interior designers, and 0/1000 are held by floral designers.
After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Allan Hancock College ends up costing a student $11,122/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Santa Maria|
|San Luis Obispo||CA||43,926||3||26.8283||217||26.0 miles|
|Santa Barbara||CA||86,382||6||24.3128||166||54.1 miles|