North Carolina contains seventeen schools that offer furniture design programs. East Carolina University, the highest-ranking furniture design school in NC, has a total student population of 27,654 and is the 214th highest ranked school in America.
Of the 17 furniture design schools in North Carolina, only 3 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, The Art Institute of Charlotte comes out as the most expensive ($31,116/yr), with Forsyth Technical Community College as the lowest recorded at only $1,178/yr.
Furniture Design students from North Carolina 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 North Carolina alone, there are 1,480 employed textile, apparel, and furnishings workers earning an average yearly salary of $21,940. Commercial and industrial designers in this state earn $69,540/yr and there are 600 employed.
Also, within the furniture design schools in North Carolina, the average student population is 3,455 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 15 to 1. Aside from furniture design, there are 6640 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 3,218 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $2,155, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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