Ocean, NJ has twenty-three 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 Ocean, 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 Ocean 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 23 furniture design schools with a 100-mile radius of Ocean, 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 Ocean|
|Toms River||NJ||131,619||3||29.102||89||7.7 miles|
|West Windsor||NJ||-||1||10.9855||60||28.2 miles|
|Mount Laurel||NJ||-||1||24.9456||10||30.8 miles|
|East Brunswick||NJ||48,086||0||-||0||32.6 miles|
|Cherry Hill||NJ||67,762||4||25.0729||31||36.8 miles|
|New Brunswick||NJ||52,736||2||41.2629||152||37.0 miles|
|Perth Amboy||NJ||49,138||1||20.4079||6||38.4 miles|
|West Atlantic City||NJ||-||1||28.4243||9||41.7 miles|
|Mays Landing||NJ||-||1||11.4678||27||41.8 miles|
|Staten Island||NY||-||3||40.1655||127||43.6 miles|
|Willow Grove||PA||-||3||11.6322||2||44.3 miles|
|New York City||NY||8,459,026||86||26.2632||1,528||52.5 miles|