Santa Monica, CA (population: 89,350) 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 Santa Monica, ratemyprofessors.com has reviews of industrial design professors at University of Southern California such as Sherin Guirguis.
Industrial Design students from Santa Monica 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 Santa Monica, 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 Santa Monica|
|Culver City||CA||-||2||5.62439||79||5.4 miles|
|Los Angeles||CA||3,878,715||57||23.6333||1,355||8.3 miles|
|Woodland Hills||CA||-||1||17.7823||121||12.8 miles|
|Panorama City||CA||-||2||25.093||11||15.6 miles|
|East Los Angeles||CA||135,682||0||-||0||18.4 miles|
|Rancho Palos Verdes||CA||41,164||1||20.67||2||18.8 miles|
|Simi Valley||CA||121,990||0||-||0||22.8 miles|
|Long Beach||CA||464,505||6||26.5161||271||24.3 miles|
|Santa Clarita||CA||171,722||2||23.9284||128||27.7 miles|
|Canyon Country||CA||-||1||21.1219||9||28.6 miles|
|Hacienda Heights||CA||52,748||0||-||0||29.8 miles|
|West Covina||CA||106,032||5||23.6693||37||33.4 miles|
|Garden Grove||CA||167,800||4||26.4852||22||34.3 miles|
|Fountain Valley||CA||56,133||3||26.6774||70||37.3 miles|