Pensacola, FL (population: 52,942) has three design schools within its city limits. The University of West Florida, the highest ranked school in the city with a design program, has a total student population of 11,143. It is the 2334th highest ranked school in the USA and the 108th highest in the state of Florida (#1 is University of Miami).
Design students from Pensacola 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.
Pensacola lies in Escambia county, which is one of the 49 counties in Florida. Overall, the Pensacola-Ferry Pass-Brent area has 152,000 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 2% unemployment rate, $18/hr average worker wage, and a $36,740 average annual salary.
Of the 3 design schools in Pensacola, only 2 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, George Stone Career Center comes out as the most expensive ($8,672/yr) for design students, with Pensacola Junior College as the lowest, reported at only $6,199/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Pensacola|
|Orange Beach||AL||-||1||9.16962||21||25.0 miles|
|Fort Walton Beach||FL||-||1||18.8268||27||34.2 miles|
|Bay Minette||AL||-||1||14.4825||35||46.3 miles|