California contains 57 schools that offer furniture design programs. San Francisco State University, the highest-ranking furniture design school in CA, has a total student population of 30,469 and is the 1329th highest ranked school in America.
Of the 57 furniture design schools in California, only 30 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, The Art Institute of California-Inland Empire comes out as the most expensive ($39,200/yr), with Mt San Antonio College as the lowest recorded at only $2,897/yr.
Furniture Design students from California 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 California alone, there are 1,570 employed textile, apparel, and furnishings workers earning an average yearly salary of $23,440. Commercial and industrial designers in this state earn $68,970/yr and there are 2,820 employed.
Also, within the furniture design schools in California, the average student population is 4,206 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 17 to 1. Aside from furniture design, there are 18354 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 4,230 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $1,817, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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