New York contains eleven schools that offer furniture design programs. Rochester Institute of Technology, the highest-ranking furniture design school in NY, has a total student population of 15,445 and is the 137th highest ranked school in America.
Of the 11 furniture design schools in New York, only 4 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), with Fashion Institute of Technology as the lowest recorded at only $9,400/yr.
Furniture Design students from New York 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 alone, there are 1,120 employed textile, apparel, and furnishings workers earning an average yearly salary of $31,600. Commercial and industrial designers in this state earn $63,190/yr and there are 2,570 employed.
Also, within the furniture design schools in New York, the average student population is 2,856 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 16 to 1. Aside from furniture design, there are 10195 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 3,318 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $4,933, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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