Arlington, TX (population: 385,024) has six furniture design schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Texas Christian University, the highest ranked school in this group with a furniture design program, has a total student population of 8,853. It is the 142nd highest ranked school in the USA and the 2nd highest in the state of Texas (#1 is Rice University). To learn more about furniture design programs in Arlington, ratemyprofessors.com has reviews of furniture design professors at Texas Christian University such as Matt Clark, Janice Clarke, Amy Dahm, Laura Prestwood, and Patricia Warrington.
Furniture Design students from Arlington 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 Fort Worth-Arlington Metropolitan area alone, there are ** employed textile, apparel, and furnishings workers earning an average salary of $22,330. Commercial and industrial designers in this area earn $53,230/yr and there are 80 employed.
Arlington lies in Tarrant county, which is one of the 154 counties in Texas. Overall, the Fort Worth-Arlington Metropolitan area has 856,430 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.1% unemployment rate, $19.78/hr average worker wage, and a $41,140 average annual salary. Thus, about 0.091 out of every 1000 jobs in Arlington are held by commercial and industrial designers, and **/1000 are held by textile, apparel, and furnishings workers.
Of the 6 furniture design schools with a 100-mile radius of Arlington, only 2 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) for furniture design students, with Collin County Community College District as the lowest, reported at only $4,802/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Arlington|
|Grand Prairie||TX||167,767||3||23.6315||22||6.4 miles|
|Forth Worth||TX||-||3||11.7915||4||11.4 miles|
|North Richland Hills||TX||67,133||1||26.4697||12||12.9 miles|
|Fort Worth||TX||751,149||10||30.6263||324||12.9 miles|
|Flower Mound||TX||72,721||0||-||0||23.6 miles|