Highland Springs, VA has eleven 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 Highland Springs 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.
Highland Springs lies in Henrico county, which is one of the 61 counties in Virginia. Overall, the Richmond area has 595,920 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 0.9% unemployment rate, $21.03/hr average worker wage, and a $43,740 average annual salary.
Of the 11 furniture design schools with a 100-mile radius of Highland Springs, only 5 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 Halifax Community College as the lowest, reported at only $3,190/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Highland Springs|
|Newport News||VA||182,057||4||29.3064||58||55.3 miles|
|Virginia Beach||VA||439,564||9||17.32||116||90.3 miles|
|Falls Church||VA||-||1||13.4471||18||92.8 miles|
|Capitol Heights||MD||-||1||32.1418||6||95.3 miles|