Lawrence, KS (population: 92,060) has five furniture design schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Kansas State University, the highest ranked school in this group with a furniture design program, has a total student population of 23,581. It is the 875th highest ranked school in the USA and the 9th highest in the state of Kansas (#1 is Southwestern College). To learn more about furniture design programs in Lawrence, ratemyprofessors.com has reviews of furniture design professors at Kansas State University such as Jemmy Chein, Seiji Ikeda, and Jeff Smith.
Furniture Design students from Lawrence 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.
Lawrence lies in Douglas county, which is one of the 67 counties in Kansas. Overall, the Lawrence area has 47,440 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 9.1% unemployment rate, $17.32/hr average worker wage, and a $36,030 average annual salary.
Of the 5 furniture design schools with a 100-mile radius of Lawrence, only 4 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, The Art Institutes International–Kansas City comes out as the most expensive ($35,813/yr) for furniture design students, with Park University as the lowest, reported at only $8,192/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Lawrence|
|North Kansas City||MO||-||1||17.668||0||39.3 miles|
|Kansas City||MO||454,520||32||15.0915||547||39.7 miles|
|Lees Summit||MO||-||1||10.817||19||47.3 miles|
|Blue Springs||MO||57,147||1||22.3674||5||53.4 miles|
|Saint Joseph||MO||76,371||4||37.3685||160||60.1 miles|
|Fort Scott||KS||-||1||19.5238||38||83.1 miles|