Detroit, MI (population: 901,160) has one furniture design school within its city limits. College for Creative Studies has a total student population of 1,405. It is the 1959th highest ranked school in the USA and the 39th highest in the state of Michigan (#1 is Kalamazoo College). To learn more about furniture design programs in Detroit, ratemyprofessors.com has reviews of furniture design professors at College for Creative Studies such as Nelson Greer, Doug Kisor, Ken Krayer, Susan Laporte, Kathleen McShane-Bolton, and Sandra Sabbagh.
Furniture Design students from Detroit 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 Detroit-Livonia-Dearborn Metropolitan area alone, there are 60 employed textile, apparel, and furnishings workers earning an average salary of $33,650. Commercial and industrial designers in this area earn $*/yr and there are 810 employed.
Detroit lies in Wayne county, which is one of the 62 counties in Michigan. Overall, the Detroit-Livonia-Dearborn Metropolitan area has 705,820 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.4% unemployment rate, $22.55/hr average worker wage, and a $46,900 average annual salary. Thus, about 1.152 out of every 1000 jobs in Detroit are held by commercial and industrial designers, and 0.080/1000 are held by textile, apparel, and furnishings workers.
After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, College for Creative Studies ends up costing a student $28,628/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Detroit|
|Madison Heights||MI||-||2||27.3656||17||7.3 miles|
|Royal Oak||MI||56,742||1||28.1635||4||9.3 miles|
|Dearborn Heights||MI||49,619||0||-||0||9.4 miles|
|Saint Clair Shores||MI||59,971||1||11.5792||3||13.1 miles|
|Sterling Heights||MI||127,075||1||28.9156||3||14.3 miles|
|Farmington Hills||MI||78,114||1||0.013626||0||16.2 miles|
|Bloomfield Township||MI||41,179||0||-||0||16.3 miles|
|Clinton Township||MI||-||2||7.68254||63||17.0 miles|
|West Bloomfield Township||MI||71,474||0||-||0||19.4 miles|
|Rochester Hills||MI||68,883||1||23.9536||51||20.3 miles|
|Auburn Hills||MI||-||2||5.8467||61||22.3 miles|
|Ann Arbor||MI||113,880||5||27.5859||183||33.0 miles|
|Port Huron||MI||-||5||17.4204||129||53.4 miles|
|East Lansing||MI||45,575||2||19.4594||4||74.6 miles|
|Spring Arbor||MI||-||1||60.8655||91||75.3 miles|