Alabama contains seven schools that offer furniture design programs. Auburn University Main Campus, the highest-ranking furniture design school in AL, has a total student population of 24,602 and is the 115th highest ranked school in America.
Of the 7 furniture design schools in Alabama, only 2 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Virginia College-Birmingham comes out as the most expensive ($21,586/yr), with J F Ingram State Technical College as the lowest recorded at only $57/yr.
Furniture Design students from Alabama schools who go on to become furniture makers, craftsmen, furniture designers, furniture upholsterers, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 29,170 people working as commercial and industrial designers alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $61,400. Also, Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers make on average $29,010 per year and there are about 14,220 of them employed in the US today. In fact, in the Alabama alone, there are 390 employed textile, apparel, and furnishings workers earning an average yearly salary of $23,860. Commercial and industrial designers in this state earn $54,300/yr and there are 190 employed.
Also, within the furniture design schools in Alabama, the average student population is 4,121 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 18 to 1. Aside from furniture design, there are 2845 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 2,868 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $3,989, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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