Arkansas contains two schools that offer furniture design programs. Harding University, the highest-ranking furniture design school in AR, has a total student population of 6,484 and is the 224th highest ranked school in America.
Of the 2 furniture design schools in Arkansas, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Harding University comes out as the most expensive ($13,745/yr), with University of Central Arkansas as the lowest recorded at only $10,733/yr.
Furniture Design students from Arkansas 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 Arkansas alone, there are 130 employed textile, apparel, and furnishings workers earning an average yearly salary of $19,130. Commercial and industrial designers in this state earn $47,610/yr and there are 50 employed.
Also, within the furniture design schools in Arkansas, the average student population is 2,096 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 16 to 1. Aside from furniture design, there are 2695 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 1,969 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $3,307, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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