Rhode Island contains five schools that offer design programs. Rhode Island School of Design, the highest-ranking design school in RI, has a total student population of 2,360 and is the 85th highest ranked school in America.
Of the 5 design schools in Rhode Island, only 2 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Rhode Island School of Design comes out as the most expensive ($35,991/yr), with Community College of Rhode Island as the lowest recorded at only $3,892/yr.
Design students from Rhode Island 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 Rhode Island alone, there are 180 employed floral designers earning an average yearly salary of $30,360. Interior designers in this state earn $58,990/yr and there are 120 employed.
Also, within the design schools in Rhode Island, the average student population is 3,268 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 15 to 1. Aside from design, there are 763 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 7,540 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $4,892, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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