Illinois contains fifteen schools that offer furniture design programs. The Illinois Institute of Art-Schaumburg, the highest-ranking furniture design school in IL, has a total student population of 1,420 and is the 2538th highest ranked school in America.
Of the 15 furniture design schools in Illinois, only 5 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, The Illinois Institute of Art-Chicago comes out as the most expensive ($28,726/yr), with Triton College as the lowest recorded at only $2,479/yr.
Furniture Design students from Illinois 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 Illinois alone, there are 250 employed textile, apparel, and furnishings workers earning an average yearly salary of $28,290. Commercial and industrial designers in this state earn $51,740/yr and there are 1,280 employed.
Also, within the furniture design schools in Illinois, the average student population is 3,360 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 17 to 1. Aside from furniture design, there are 7983 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 2,830 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $7,282, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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