Oregon contains three schools that offer furniture design programs. The Art Institute of Portland, the highest-ranking furniture design school in OR, has a total student population of 1,925 and is the 3395th highest ranked school in America.
Of the 3 furniture design schools in Oregon, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, The Art Institute of Portland comes out as the most expensive ($31,420/yr), with Portland Community College as the lowest recorded at only $6,829/yr.
Furniture Design students from Oregon 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 Oregon alone, there are 50 employed textile, apparel, and furnishings workers earning an average yearly salary of $23,400. Commercial and industrial designers in this state earn $57,100/yr and there are 250 employed.
Also, within the furniture design schools in Oregon, the average student population is 2,645 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 16 to 1. Aside from furniture design, there are 2428 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 1,810 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $4,147, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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