North Bergen, NJ (population: 59,771) has twenty-four furniture design schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Drexel University, the highest ranked school in this group with a furniture design program, has a total student population of 22,493. It is the 108th highest ranked school in the USA and the 8th highest in the state of Pennsylvania (#1 is University of Pennsylvania). To learn more about furniture design programs in North Bergen, ratemyprofessors.com has reviews of furniture design professors at Drexel University such as Victoria Barnes, Emil Dejohn, Neil Desnoyers, Francoise Dureese, Troy Finamore, and Stuart Fineman.
Furniture Design students from North Bergen 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.
Of the 24 furniture design schools with a 100-mile radius of North Bergen, only 7 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, The New School comes out as the most expensive ($39,004/yr) for furniture design students, with Lehigh Carbon Community College as the lowest, reported at only $4,375/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from North Bergen|
|West New York||NJ||47,282||1||33.6373||6||3.0 miles|
|Long Island City||NY||-||4||18.9499||59||5.3 miles|
|Jersey City||NJ||242,594||10||25.9195||190||5.8 miles|
|Jackson Heights||NY||-||1||28.2916||7||7.9 miles|
|New York City||NY||8,459,026||86||26.2632||1,528||9.5 miles|
|Rego Park||NY||-||1||27.7974||9||9.8 miles|
|West Paterson||NJ||-||1||20.7455||20||11.1 miles|
|West Orange||NJ||49,330||0||-||0||12.0 miles|
|South Orange||NJ||-||1||63.933||113||12.4 miles|
|Mount Vernon||NY||68,747||8||36.4632||259||13.4 miles|
|Fresh Meadows||NY||-||1||41.5392||2||13.7 miles|