Connecticut contains two schools that offer furniture design programs. University of Bridgeport, the highest-ranking furniture design school in CT, has a total student population of 5,103 and is the 680th highest ranked school in America.
Of the 2 furniture design schools in Connecticut, none have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, University of Bridgeport comes out as the most expensive ($25,035/yr), with Norwalk Community College as the lowest recorded at only $7,294/yr.
Furniture Design students from Connecticut 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 Connecticut alone, there are 80 employed textile, apparel, and furnishings workers earning an average yearly salary of $33,300. Commercial and industrial designers in this state earn $57,420/yr and there are 400 employed.
Also, within the furniture design schools in Connecticut, the average student population is 1,939 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 14 to 1. Aside from furniture design, there are 2145 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 3,319 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $4,907, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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