West Paterson, NJ has one furniture design school within its city limits. Berkeley College has a total student population of 3,709. It is the 3898th highest ranked school in the USA and the 96th highest in the state of New Jersey (#1 is Rutgers University-New Brunswick).
Furniture Design students from West Paterson 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 York-White Plains-Wayne-NJ Metropolitan area alone, there are 660 employed textile, apparel, and furnishings workers earning an average salary of $29,920. Commercial and industrial designers in this area earn $68,890/yr and there are 1,660 employed.
West Paterson lies in Passaic county, which is one of the 11 counties in New Jersey. Overall, the New York-White Plains-Wayne-NJ Metropolitan area has 5,063,390 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 0.4% unemployment rate, $27.05/hr average worker wage, and a $56,250 average annual salary. Thus, about 0.328 out of every 1000 jobs in West Paterson are held by commercial and industrial designers, and 0.131/1000 are held by textile, apparel, and furnishings workers.
After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Berkeley College ends up costing a student $16,709/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from West Paterson|
|West Orange||NJ||49,330||0||-||0||7.7 miles|
|South Orange||NJ||-||1||63.933||113||10.3 miles|
|North Bergen||NJ||59,771||0||-||0||11.1 miles|
|West New York||NJ||47,282||1||33.6373||6||14.0 miles|
|Jersey City||NJ||242,594||10||25.9195||190||14.3 miles|
|Long Island City||NY||-||4||18.9499||59||16.3 miles|
|Jackson Heights||NY||-||1||28.2916||7||18.7 miles|
|Mount Vernon||NY||68,747||8||36.4632||259||19.1 miles|
|New York City||NY||8,459,026||86||26.2632||1,528||20.2 miles|