Maine contains 44 schools that offer furniture design programs. Rhode Island School of Design, the highest-ranking furniture design school in ME, has a total student population of 2,360 and is the 85th highest ranked school in America.
Of the 44 furniture design schools in Maine, only 9 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), with Lehigh Carbon Community College as the lowest recorded at only $4,375/yr.
Furniture Design students from Maine 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 Maine alone, there are 80 employed textile, apparel, and furnishings workers earning an average yearly salary of $33,530. Commercial and industrial designers in this state earn $60,920/yr and there are 240 employed.
Also, within the furniture design schools in Maine, the average student population is 1,527 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 15 to 1. Aside from furniture design, there are 1035 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 1,742 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $5,504, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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