West Lafayette, IN has one design school within its city limits. Purdue University-Main Campus has a total student population of 41,052. It is the 81st highest ranked school in the USA and the 2nd highest in the state of Indiana (#1 is Indiana University-Bloomington). To learn more about design programs in West Lafayette, ratemyprofessors.com has reviews of design professors at Purdue University such as Tolga Benli, Laura Drake, Sally Harmon, Otie Kilmer, Mary Jane Matranga, and Stacey Schetzle.
Design students from West Lafayette 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.
West Lafayette lies in Tippecanoe county, which is one of the 39 counties in Indiana. Overall, the Lafayette area has 82,320 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 2.4% unemployment rate, $18.49/hr average worker wage, and a $38,460 average annual salary.
After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Purdue University-Main Campus ends up costing a student $10,620/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from West Lafayette|
|Terre Haute||IN||60,269||5||28.5376||204||70.7 miles|
|North Manchester||IN||-||1||55.0629||70||71.8 miles|
|University Park||IL||-||2||26.7847||216||81.0 miles|
|Chicago Heights||IL||-||1||9.7858||55||83.8 miles|
|Calumet City||IL||-||1||19.3758||27||88.5 miles|
|Michigan City||IN||-||1||15.3669||17||88.7 miles|
|South Holland||IL||-||1||10.1002||61||89.1 miles|
|Tinley Park||IL||60,149||0||-||0||91.8 miles|
|Oak Forest||IL||-||1||38.4537||3||92.4 miles|
|South Bend||IN||103,173||4||21.2634||164||92.9 miles|
|Blue Island||IL||-||2||31.6013||8||94.2 miles|