Virginia contains eight schools that offer furniture design programs. Virginia Commonwealth University, the highest-ranking furniture design school in VA, has a total student population of 32,172 and is the 222nd highest ranked school in America.
Of the 8 furniture design schools in Virginia, only 3 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, The Art Institute of Washington comes out as the most expensive ($42,518/yr), with Tidewater Community College as the lowest recorded at only $4,175/yr.
Furniture Design students from Virginia 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 Virginia alone, there are 870 employed textile, apparel, and furnishings workers earning an average yearly salary of $30,690. Commercial and industrial designers in this state earn $55,950/yr and there are 350 employed.
Also, within the furniture design schools in Virginia, the average student population is 3,287 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 16 to 1. Aside from furniture design, there are 3782 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 2,568 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $4,181, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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