Palmdale, CA (population: 150,264) 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 Palmdale, ratemyprofessors.com has reviews of industrial design professors at University of Southern California such as Sherin Guirguis.
Industrial Design students from Palmdale 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.
Of the 7 industrial design schools with a 100-mile radius of Palmdale, 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 Palmdale|
|Canyon Country||CA||-||1||21.1219||9||25.3 miles|
|Santa Clarita||CA||171,722||2||23.9284||128||27.6 miles|
|Panorama City||CA||-||2||25.093||11||32.8 miles|
|Los Angeles||CA||3,878,715||57||23.6333||1,355||39.1 miles|
|La Verne||CA||-||1||61.7321||71||39.7 miles|
|West Covina||CA||106,032||5||23.6693||37||40.1 miles|
|East Los Angeles||CA||135,682||0||-||0||40.4 miles|
|Woodland Hills||CA||-||1||17.7823||121||42.4 miles|
|Hacienda Heights||CA||52,748||0||-||0||42.7 miles|
|Culver City||CA||-||2||5.62439||79||44.3 miles|
|Simi Valley||CA||121,990||0||-||0||44.8 miles|
|Rancho Cucamonga||CA||176,424||3||21.593||139||45.1 miles|
|Diamond Bar||CA||57,662||0||-||0||45.1 miles|
|Santa Monica||CA||89,350||5||12.7862||74||47.4 miles|
|Chino Hills||CA||74,322||0||-||0||48.3 miles|