Hickory, NC (population: 42,082) has one furniture design school within its city limits. Catawba Valley Community College has a total student population of 5,528. It is the 5431st highest ranked school in the USA and the 122nd highest in the state of North Carolina (#1 is Duke University). To learn more about furniture design programs in Hickory, ratemyprofessors.com has reviews of furniture design professors at Catawba Valley Community College such as Crys Roeder, and Crissie Winkler.
Furniture Design students from Hickory 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 Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton area alone, there are ** employed textile, apparel, and furnishings workers earning an average salary of $19,220. Commercial and industrial designers in this area earn $80,850/yr and there are 60 employed.
Hickory lies in Catawba county, which is one of the 64 counties in North Carolina. Overall, the Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton area has 144,150 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 0.8% unemployment rate, $16.84/hr average worker wage, and a $35,020 average annual salary. Thus, about 0.420 out of every 1000 jobs in Hickory are held by commercial and industrial designers, and **/1000 are held by textile, apparel, and furnishings workers.
After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Catawba Valley Community College ends up costing a student $4,186/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Hickory|
|Banner Elk||NC||-||1||22.4512||43||42.1 miles|
|Rock Hill||SC||72,341||5||30.0256||144||57.9 miles|
|Winston Salem||NC||-||7||32.3218||230||65.7 miles|
|High Point||NC||105,064||3||31.8326||88||76.4 miles|