Pennsylvania contains thirteen schools that offer furniture design programs. Drexel University, the highest-ranking furniture design school in PA, has a total student population of 22,493 and is the 108th highest ranked school in America.
Of the 13 furniture design schools in Pennsylvania, only 4 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Drexel University comes out as the most expensive ($31,832/yr), with Lehigh Carbon Community College as the lowest recorded at only $4,375/yr.
Furniture Design students from Pennsylvania 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 Pennsylvania alone, there are 480 employed textile, apparel, and furnishings workers earning an average yearly salary of $44,000. Commercial and industrial designers in this state earn $54,370/yr and there are 1,780 employed.
Also, within the furniture design schools in Pennsylvania, the average student population is 2,077 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 15 to 1. Aside from furniture design, there are 10679 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 2,747 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $9,718, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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