North Little Rock, AR (population: 59,309) has three industrial design schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Southeast Arkansas College, the highest ranked school in this group with an industrial design program, has a total student population of 2,037. It is the 3587th highest ranked school in the USA and the 35th highest in the state of Arkansas (#1 is Harding University).
Industrial Design students from North Little Rock schools who go on to become industrial designers, commercial designers, architecture designers, designers, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 65,460 people working as industrial engineering technicians alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $49,030. Also, Graphic designers make on average $47,820 per year and there are about 200,870 of them employed in the US today.
North Little Rock lies in Pulaski county, which is one of the 57 counties in Arkansas. Overall, the Little Rock-North Little Rock-Conway area has 330,720 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1% unemployment rate, $19/hr average worker wage, and a $38,470 average annual salary.
Of the 3 industrial design schools with a 100-mile radius of North Little Rock, none have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Southeast Arkansas College comes out as the most expensive ($8,729/yr) for industrial design students, with Arkansas State University-Beebe as the lowest, reported at only $6,687/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from North Little Rock|
|Little Rock||AR||192,247||12||20.3043||243||7.0 miles|
|Hot Springs||AR||-||2||23.3818||62||49.4 miles|