Norfolk, VA (population: 234,477) has one furniture design school within its city limits. Tidewater Community College has a total student population of 30,447. It is the 5121st highest ranked school in the USA and the 105th highest in the state of Virginia (#1 is Washington and Lee University). To learn more about furniture design programs in Norfolk, ratemyprofessors.com has reviews of furniture design professors at Tidewater Community College such as Donoghue.
Furniture Design students from Norfolk 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 Beach-Norfolk-Newport News-NC area alone, there are 200 employed textile, apparel, and furnishings workers earning an average salary of $32,610. Commercial and industrial designers in this area earn $47,390/yr and there are 120 employed.
Norfolk lies in Norfolk county, which is one of the 61 counties in Virginia. Overall, the Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News-NC area has 735,390 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 0.9% unemployment rate, $19.28/hr average worker wage, and a $40,100 average annual salary. Thus, about 0.170 out of every 1000 jobs in Norfolk are held by commercial and industrial designers, and 0.277/1000 are held by textile, apparel, and furnishings workers.
After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Tidewater Community College ends up costing a student $4,175/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Norfolk|
|Virginia Beach||VA||439,564||9||17.32||116||16.7 miles|
|Newport News||VA||182,057||4||29.3064||58||18.6 miles|
|Highland Springs||VA||-||1||3.25189||0||73.9 miles|