Mooresville, NC has twelve furniture design schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Appalachian State University, the highest ranked school in this group with a furniture design program, has a total student population of 16,968. It is the 130th highest ranked school in the USA and one of the highest in the state . To learn more about furniture design programs in Mooresville, ratemyprofessors.com has reviews of furniture design professors at Appalachian State University such as Stefan Bruce, George Kosinski, Jeanne Mercer-Ballard, Carole Miller, Margot Olsen, and Pete Paglen.
Furniture Design students from Mooresville 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 Western North Carolina nonmetropolitan area alone, there are 370 employed textile, apparel, and furnishings workers earning an average salary of $21,600. Commercial and industrial designers in this area earn $47,810/yr and there are 60 employed.
Mooresville lies in Iredell county, which is one of the 64 counties in North Carolina. Overall, the Western North Carolina nonmetropolitan area has 195,830 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 0.9% unemployment rate, $15.74/hr average worker wage, and a $32,740 average annual salary. Thus, about 0.307 out of every 1000 jobs in Mooresville are held by commercial and industrial designers, and 1.899/1000 are held by textile, apparel, and furnishings workers.
Of the 12 furniture design schools with a 100-mile radius of Mooresville, 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) for furniture design students, with Forsyth Technical Community College as the lowest, reported at only $1,178/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Mooresville|
|Rock Hill||SC||72,341||5||30.0256||144||46.3 miles|
|Winston Salem||NC||-||7||32.3218||230||47.7 miles|
|High Point||NC||105,064||3||31.8326||88||53.0 miles|
|Banner Elk||NC||-||1||22.4512||43||71.7 miles|