Parsons, KS has two furniture design schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Tulsa Technology Center-Lemley Campus, the highest ranked school in this group with a furniture design program, has a total student population of 1,393. It is the 1349th highest ranked school in the USA and the 21st highest in the state of Oklahoma (#1 is Oklahoma City University).
Furniture Design students from Parsons 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.
Parsons lies in Labette county, which is one of the 67 counties in Kansas. Overall, the Kansas nonmetropolitan area has 444,090 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 0.9% unemployment rate, $15.63/hr average worker wage, and a $32,500 average annual salary.
Of the 2 furniture design schools with a 100-mile radius of Parsons, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Tulsa Technology Center-Lemley Campus comes out as the most expensive ($13,182/yr) for furniture design students, with Tulsa Community College as the lowest, reported at only $5,722/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Parsons|
|Fort Scott||KS||-||1||19.5238||38||46.0 miles|
|Siloam Springs||AR||-||1||66.9948||62||89.1 miles|
|El Dorado||KS||-||2||14.14||133||93.8 miles|
|Arkansas City||KS||-||1||16.4747||36||99.8 miles|