Rhode Island contains two schools that offer furniture design programs. Rhode Island School of Design, the highest-ranking furniture design school in RI, has a total student population of 2,360 and is the 85th highest ranked school in America.
Of the 2 furniture design schools in Rhode Island, none have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Rhode Island School of Design comes out as the most expensive ($35,991/yr), with New England Institute of Technology as the lowest recorded at only $25,107/yr.
Furniture Design students from Rhode Island 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 Rhode Island alone, there are 150 employed textile, apparel, and furnishings workers earning an average yearly salary of $28,650. Commercial and industrial designers in this state earn $59,850/yr and there are 310 employed.
Also, within the furniture design schools in Rhode Island, the average student population is 3,268 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 15 to 1. Aside from furniture design, there are 763 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 7,540 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $4,892, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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