Boston, MA (population: 610,407) has three furniture design schools within its city limits. Wentworth Institute of Technology, the highest ranked school in the city with a furniture design program, has a total student population of 3,808. It is the 398th highest ranked school in the USA and the 24th highest in the state of Massachusetts (#1 is Harvard University). To learn more about furniture design programs in Boston, ratemyprofessors.com has reviews of furniture design professors at Wentworth Institute of Technology such as Bill Bancroft, Bebe Beard, Daniel Beaudoin, Corky Binggeli, Matthew Burger, and Herbert Fremin.
Furniture Design students from Boston 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.
Boston lies in Suffolk county, which is one of the 12 counties in Massachusetts. Overall, the Boston-Cambridge-Quincy NECTA area has 1,685,900 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 0.6% unemployment rate, $28.04/hr average worker wage, and a $58,330 average annual salary.
Of the 3 furniture design schools in Boston, none have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, North Bennet Street School comes out as the most expensive ($61,218/yr) for furniture design students, with Wentworth Institute of Technology as the lowest, reported at only $26,455/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Boston|
|Chestnut Hill||MA||-||2||53.2355||134||7.8 miles|
|North Andover||MA||-||1||30.19||56||25.5 miles|
|North Attleborough||MA||43,307||0||-||0||30.1 miles|
|East Providence||RI||48,249||1||29.3002||11||41.2 miles|