California contains thirteen schools that offer industrial design programs. University of Southern California, the highest-ranking industrial design school in CA, has a total student population of 34,824 and is the 10th highest ranked school in America.
Of the 13 industrial design schools in California, only 7 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Art Center College of Design comes out as the most expensive ($39,672/yr), with California State University-Long Beach as the lowest recorded at only $6,861/yr.
Industrial Design students from California 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. In fact, in the California alone, there are 27,990 employed graphic designers earning an average yearly salary of $57,180. Industrial engineering technicians in this state earn $48,350/yr and there are 4,620 employed.
Also, within the industrial design schools in California, the average student population is 4,206 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 17 to 1. Aside from industrial design, there are 18354 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 4,230 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $1,817, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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