Fredericksburg, VA has twelve furniture design schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. George Washington University, the highest ranked school in this group with a furniture design program, has a total student population of 25,061. It is the 52nd highest ranked school in the USA and the highest in the state of District Of Columbia.
Furniture Design students from Fredericksburg 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 Washington-Arlington-Alexandria-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan area alone, there are ** employed textile, apparel, and furnishings workers earning an average salary of $35,240. Commercial and industrial designers in this area earn $49,240/yr and there are 80 employed.
Fredericksburg lies in Fredericksburg county, which is one of the 61 counties in Virginia. Overall, the Washington-Arlington-Alexandria-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan area has 2,300,000 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1% unemployment rate, $29/hr average worker wage, and a $60,090 average annual salary. Thus, about 0 out of every 1000 jobs in Fredericksburg are held by commercial and industrial designers, and **/1000 are held by textile, apparel, and furnishings workers.
Of the 12 furniture design schools with a 100-mile radius of Fredericksburg, only 6 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) for furniture design students, with Northern Virginia Community College as the lowest, reported at only $5,953/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Fredericksburg|
|Falls Church||VA||-||1||13.4471||18||43.0 miles|
|Capitol Heights||MD||-||1||32.1418||6||49.9 miles|
|Takoma Park||MD||-||1||13.9013||66||52.7 miles|
|Highland Springs||VA||-||1||3.25189||0||52.9 miles|
|North Bethesda||MD||48,357||0||-||0||54.2 miles|
|Aspen Hill||MD||53,748||0||-||0||58.2 miles|
|Montgomery Village||MD||43,313||0||-||0||62.4 miles|