Burbank, CA (population: 103,686) has seven 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 Burbank, ratemyprofessors.com has reviews of industrial design professors at University of Southern California such as Sherin Guirguis.
Industrial Design students from Burbank 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 San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara area alone, there are 1,650 employed graphic designers earning an average salary of $68,810. Industrial engineering technicians in this area earn $54,230/yr and there are 740 employed.
Burbank lies in Los Angeles county, which is one of the 57 counties in California. Overall, the San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara area has 888,960 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1% unemployment rate, $32/hr average worker wage, and a $66,780 average annual salary. Thus, about 1 out of every 1000 jobs in Burbank are held by industrial engineering technicians, and 2/1000 are held by graphic designers.
Of the 7 industrial design schools with a 100-mile radius of Burbank, 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 Burbank|
|Panorama City||CA||-||2||25.093||11||6.6 miles|
|Los Angeles||CA||3,878,715||57||23.6333||1,355||7.2 miles|
|Culver City||CA||-||2||5.62439||79||12.3 miles|
|East Los Angeles||CA||135,682||0||-||0||14.4 miles|
|Santa Monica||CA||89,350||5||12.7862||74||15.5 miles|
|Woodland Hills||CA||-||1||17.7823||121||15.9 miles|
|Canyon Country||CA||-||1||21.1219||9||18.0 miles|
|Santa Clarita||CA||171,722||2||23.9284||128||18.4 miles|
|Hacienda Heights||CA||52,748||0||-||0||24.5 miles|
|Simi Valley||CA||121,990||0||-||0||24.5 miles|
|West Covina||CA||106,032||5||23.6693||37||25.9 miles|
|Long Beach||CA||464,505||6||26.5161||271||29.3 miles|
|Rancho Palos Verdes||CA||41,164||1||20.67||2||29.8 miles|
|Diamond Bar||CA||57,662||0||-||0||32.6 miles|