Colorado contains eight schools that offer furniture design programs. Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design, the highest-ranking furniture design school in CO, has a total student population of 586 and is the 368th highest ranked school in America.
Of the 8 furniture design schools in Colorado, only 3 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, The Art Institute of Colorado comes out as the most expensive ($38,252/yr), with Arapahoe Community College as the lowest recorded at only $9,279/yr.
Furniture Design students from Colorado 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 Colorado alone, there are 170 employed textile, apparel, and furnishings workers earning an average yearly salary of $32,900. Commercial and industrial designers in this state earn $56,770/yr and there are 390 employed.
Also, within the furniture design schools in Colorado, the average student population is 3,182 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 18 to 1. Aside from furniture design, there are 2501 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 3,103 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $4,337, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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