Minnesota contains eight schools that offer furniture design programs. University of Minnesota-Twin Cities, the highest-ranking furniture design school in MN, has a total student population of 51,659 and is the 31st highest ranked school in America.
Of the 8 furniture design schools in Minnesota, only 3 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, The Art Institutes International Minnesota comes out as the most expensive ($28,338/yr), with Minnesota State University-Mankato as the lowest recorded at only $10,396/yr.
Furniture Design students from Minnesota 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 Minnesota alone, there are 120 employed textile, apparel, and furnishings workers earning an average yearly salary of $29,390. Commercial and industrial designers in this state earn $54,240/yr and there are 720 employed.
Also, within the furniture design schools in Minnesota, the average student population is 3,459 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 18 to 1. Aside from furniture design, there are 5327 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 2,013 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $6,006, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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