Texas contains seventeen schools that offer furniture design programs. Texas Christian University, the highest-ranking furniture design school in TX, has a total student population of 8,853 and is the 142nd highest ranked school in America.
Of the 17 furniture design schools in Texas, only 9 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, The Art Institute of Dallas comes out as the most expensive ($36,482/yr), with El Paso Community College as the lowest recorded at only $3,368/yr.
Furniture Design students from Texas 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 Texas alone, there are 860 employed textile, apparel, and furnishings workers earning an average yearly salary of $22,770. Commercial and industrial designers in this state earn $57,670/yr and there are 970 employed.
Also, within the furniture design schools in Texas, the average student population is 3,703 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 18 to 1. Aside from furniture design, there are 11086 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 2,493 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $3,572, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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