Encinitas, CA (population: 61,488) 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 Encinitas, ratemyprofessors.com has reviews of industrial design professors at University of Southern California such as Sherin Guirguis.
Industrial Design students from Encinitas 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 Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos area alone, there are 2,320 employed graphic designers earning an average salary of $47,860. Industrial engineering technicians in this area earn $44,520/yr and there are 610 employed.
Encinitas lies in San Diego county, which is one of the 57 counties in California. Overall, the San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos area has 1,279,330 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1% unemployment rate, $23/hr average worker wage, and a $48,860 average annual salary. Thus, about 0 out of every 1000 jobs in Encinitas 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 Encinitas, 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 Encinitas|
|San Marcos||CA||82,614||4||36.7693||363||8.1 miles|
|San Diego||CA||1,309,749||32||21.506||824||18.0 miles|
|Chula Vista||CA||226,606||2||21.0599||146||31.7 miles|
|Laguna Niguel||CA||65,471||0||-||0||41.8 miles|
|Lake Elsinore||CA||56,703||0||-||0||43.0 miles|
|Mission Viejo||CA||95,388||1||19.6994||137||44.8 miles|
|Aliso Viejo||CA||42,862||1||75.2668||4||45.1 miles|
|Laguna Beach||CA||-||1||20.4608||2||45.5 miles|
|Newport Beach||CA||80,777||1||0.80626||0||52.4 miles|
|Costa Mesa||CA||113,091||7||22.8122||265||57.0 miles|
|Fountain Valley||CA||56,133||3||26.6774||70||60.6 miles|
|Garden Grove||CA||167,800||4||26.4852||22||64.7 miles|
|Yorba Linda||CA||67,194||0||-||0||65.1 miles|
|Palm Desert||CA||52,240||2||19.2411||98||69.2 miles|
|Chino Hills||CA||74,322||0||-||0||69.6 miles|
|Cathedral City||CA||53,114||0||-||0||71.0 miles|
|Long Beach||CA||464,505||6||26.5161||271||72.9 miles|
|Diamond Bar||CA||57,662||0||-||0||73.0 miles|