Union, NJ (population: 56,324) has one furniture design school within its city limits. Kean University has a total student population of 15,051. It is the 2269th highest ranked school in the USA and the 59th highest in the state of New Jersey (#1 is Rutgers University-New Brunswick). To learn more about furniture design programs in Union, ratemyprofessors.com has reviews of furniture design professors at Kean University such as Ferrucio Babarcich, Bran Bogdanovic, Lee Brostker, Asher Derman, Manuel Divino, and Ronald Elowitz.
Furniture Design students from Union 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 Newark-Union-PA Metropolitan area alone, there are ** employed textile, apparel, and furnishings workers earning an average salary of $32,660. Commercial and industrial designers in this area earn $67,020/yr and there are 140 employed.
Union lies in Union county, which is one of the 11 counties in New Jersey. Overall, the Newark-Union-PA Metropolitan area has 974,700 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.6% unemployment rate, $25.36/hr average worker wage, and a $52,760 average annual salary. Thus, about 0.148 out of every 1000 jobs in Union 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, Kean University ends up costing a student $14,792/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Union|
|South Orange||NJ||-||1||63.933||113||3.4 miles|
|West Orange||NJ||49,330||0||-||0||6.2 miles|
|Staten Island||NY||-||3||40.1655||127||10.2 miles|
|Jersey City||NJ||242,594||10||25.9195||190||11.0 miles|
|Perth Amboy||NJ||49,138||1||20.4079||6||12.5 miles|
|West Paterson||NJ||-||1||20.7455||20||13.7 miles|
|North Bergen||NJ||59,771||0||-||0||14.0 miles|
|West New York||NJ||47,282||1||33.6373||6||16.0 miles|
|Long Island City||NY||-||4||18.9499||59||17.1 miles|
|New Brunswick||NJ||52,736||2||41.2629||152||17.3 miles|
|New York City||NY||8,459,026||86||26.2632||1,528||17.4 miles|