Waltham, MA (population: 60,722) has fifteen furniture design schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Rhode Island School of Design, the highest ranked school in this group with a furniture design program, has a total student population of 2,360. It is the 85th highest ranked school in the USA and the 2nd highest in the state of Rhode Island (#1 is Brown University). To learn more about furniture design programs in Waltham, ratemyprofessors.com has reviews of furniture design professors at Rhode Island School of Design such as Mickey Ackerman, Catherine Andreozzi, Charlie Appleton, Charlie Cannon, Matt Cottam, and Bill Crozier.
Furniture Design students from Waltham 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.
Waltham lies in Middlesex 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 15 furniture design schools with a 100-mile radius of Waltham, only 1 has 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 Massachusetts Bay Community College as the lowest, reported at only $9,463/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Waltham|
|Chestnut Hill||MA||-||2||53.2355||134||5.3 miles|
|North Andover||MA||-||1||30.19||56||22.0 miles|
|North Attleborough||MA||43,307||0||-||0||29.4 miles|