Washington contains eight schools that offer furniture design programs. Washington State University, the highest-ranking furniture design school in WA, has a total student population of 26,101 and is the 131st highest ranked school in America.
Of the 8 furniture design schools in Washington, only 2 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, The Art Institute of Seattle comes out as the most expensive ($28,174/yr), with Bellevue College as the lowest recorded at only $4,749/yr.
Furniture Design students from Washington 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 alone, there are 400 employed textile, apparel, and furnishings workers earning an average yearly salary of $36,980. Commercial and industrial designers in this state earn $61,840/yr and there are 810 employed.
Also, within the furniture design schools in Washington, the average student population is 3,354 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 17 to 1. Aside from furniture design, there are 3883 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 2,017 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $3,803, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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