New Jersey contains five schools that offer furniture design programs. Centenary College, the highest-ranking furniture design school in NJ, has a total student population of 2,939 and is the 542nd highest ranked school in America.
Of the 5 furniture design schools in New Jersey, only 2 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Centenary College comes out as the most expensive ($21,034/yr), with Brookdale Community College as the lowest recorded at only $5,412/yr.
Furniture Design students from New Jersey 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 New Jersey alone, there are 440 employed textile, apparel, and furnishings workers earning an average yearly salary of $28,300. Commercial and industrial designers in this state earn $67,690/yr and there are 840 employed.
Also, within the furniture design schools in New Jersey, the average student population is 3,123 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 18 to 1. Aside from furniture design, there are 3172 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 2,929 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $8,300, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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