Michigan contains 20 schools that offer furniture design programs. Western Michigan University, the highest-ranking furniture design school in MI, has a total student population of 24,576 and is the 1285th highest ranked school in America.
Of the 20 furniture design schools in Michigan, only 8 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, The Art Institute of Michigan comes out as the most expensive ($36,230/yr), with Henry Ford Community College as the lowest recorded at only $4,614/yr.
Furniture Design students from Michigan 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 Michigan alone, there are 450 employed textile, apparel, and furnishings workers earning an average yearly salary of $25,400. Commercial and industrial designers in this state earn $71,660/yr and there are 4,530 employed.
Also, within the furniture design schools in Michigan, the average student population is 3,208 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 17 to 1. Aside from furniture design, there are 6233 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 1,809 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $5,088, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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