Indiana contains eight schools that offer furniture design programs. Indiana University-Bloomington, the highest-ranking furniture design school in IN, has a total student population of 42,347 and is the 59th highest ranked school in America.
Of the 8 furniture design schools in Indiana, only 4 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, The Art Institute of Indianapolis comes out as the most expensive ($22,430/yr), with Vincennes University as the lowest recorded at only $8,501/yr.
Furniture Design students from Indiana 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 Indiana alone, there are 270 employed textile, apparel, and furnishings workers earning an average yearly salary of $21,940. Commercial and industrial designers in this state earn $53,080/yr and there are 890 employed.
Also, within the furniture design schools in Indiana, the average student population is 3,200 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 16 to 1. Aside from furniture design, there are 4523 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 2,471 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $4,867, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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