Maryland contains four schools that offer furniture design programs. Maryland Institute College of Art, the highest-ranking furniture design school in MD, has a total student population of 2,084 and is the 220th highest ranked school in America.
Of the 4 furniture design schools in Maryland, only 2 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Maryland Institute College of Art comes out as the most expensive ($32,712/yr), with Harford Community College as the lowest recorded at only $4,400/yr.
Furniture Design students from Maryland 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 Maryland alone, there are 220 employed textile, apparel, and furnishings workers earning an average yearly salary of $31,940. Commercial and industrial designers in this state earn $46,160/yr and there are 350 employed.
Also, within the furniture design schools in Maryland, the average student population is 3,835 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 17 to 1. Aside from furniture design, there are 2792 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 3,442 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $6,052, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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