South Carolina contains three schools that offer furniture design programs. Converse College, the highest-ranking furniture design school in SC, has a total student population of 1,720 and is the 2158th highest ranked school in America.
Of the 3 furniture design schools in South Carolina, none have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, The Art Institute of Charleston comes out as the most expensive ($45,006/yr), with Anderson University as the lowest recorded at only $10,574/yr.
Furniture Design students from South Carolina 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 South Carolina alone, there are 540 employed textile, apparel, and furnishings workers earning an average yearly salary of $30,490. Commercial and industrial designers in this state earn $50,780/yr and there are 250 employed.
Also, within the furniture design schools in South Carolina, the average student population is 2,446 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 17 to 1. Aside from furniture design, there are 2873 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 2,037 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $5,801, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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