Anaheim, CA (population: 342,336) has eight industrial design schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. University of Southern California, the highest ranked school in this group with an industrial design program, has a total student population of 34,824. It is the 10th highest ranked school in the USA and the 2nd highest in the state of California (#1 is University of California-Los Angeles). To learn more about industrial design programs in Anaheim, ratemyprofessors.com has reviews of industrial design professors at University of Southern California such as Sherin Guirguis.
Industrial Design students from Anaheim 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 Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine Metropolitan area alone, there are 3,580 employed graphic designers earning an average salary of $54,780. Industrial engineering technicians in this area earn $48,380/yr and there are 570 employed.
Anaheim lies in Orange county, which is one of the 57 counties in California. Overall, the Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine Metropolitan area has 1,433,060 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1% unemployment rate, $24/hr average worker wage, and a $48,940 average annual salary. Thus, about 0 out of every 1000 jobs in Anaheim are held by industrial engineering technicians, and 2/1000 are held by graphic designers.
Of the 8 industrial design schools with a 100-mile radius of Anaheim, only 3 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) for industrial design students, with California State University-Long Beach as the lowest, reported at only $6,861/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Anaheim|
|Garden Grove||CA||167,800||4||26.4852||22||6.6 miles|
|Yorba Linda||CA||67,194||0||-||0||6.7 miles|
|Fountain Valley||CA||56,133||3||26.6774||70||10.1 miles|
|Chino Hills||CA||74,322||0||-||0||11.3 miles|
|Diamond Bar||CA||57,662||0||-||0||11.6 miles|
|Costa Mesa||CA||113,091||7||22.8122||265||12.0 miles|
|Hacienda Heights||CA||52,748||0||-||0||12.5 miles|
|West Covina||CA||106,032||5||23.6693||37||14.7 miles|
|Newport Beach||CA||80,777||1||0.80626||0||15.9 miles|
|Long Beach||CA||464,505||6||26.5161||271||17.0 miles|
|La Verne||CA||-||1||61.7321||71||19.0 miles|
|Mission Viejo||CA||95,388||1||19.6994||137||20.3 miles|
|Aliso Viejo||CA||42,862||1||75.2668||4||20.3 miles|
|Laguna Beach||CA||-||1||20.4608||2||21.2 miles|
|East Los Angeles||CA||135,682||0||-||0||21.7 miles|
|Laguna Niguel||CA||65,471||0||-||0||23.6 miles|