West Virginia contains two schools that offer furniture design programs. Cabell County Career Technology Center, the highest-ranking furniture design school in WV, has a total student population of 220 and is the 961st highest ranked school in America.
Of the 2 furniture design schools in West Virginia, none have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, University of Charleston comes out as the most expensive ($24,334/yr), with Cabell County Career Technology Center as the lowest recorded at only $6,224/yr.
Furniture Design students from West 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 West Virginia alone, there are 40 employed textile, apparel, and furnishings workers earning an average yearly salary of $32,180. Commercial and industrial designers in this state earn $54,300/yr and there are 40 employed.
Also, within the furniture design schools in West Virginia, the average student population is 1,951 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 15 to 1. Aside from furniture design, there are 1870 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 1,415 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $3,827, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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