Simi Valley, CA (population: 121,990) 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 Simi Valley, ratemyprofessors.com has reviews of industrial design professors at University of Southern California such as Sherin Guirguis.
Industrial Design students from Simi Valley 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 Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura area alone, there are 380 employed graphic designers earning an average salary of $50,760. Industrial engineering technicians in this area earn $48,880/yr and there are 30 employed.
Simi Valley lies in Ventura county, which is one of the 57 counties in California. Overall, the Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura area has 292,690 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 2% unemployment rate, $23/hr average worker wage, and a $47,690 average annual salary. Thus, about 0 out of every 1000 jobs in Simi Valley are held by industrial engineering technicians, and 1/1000 are held by graphic designers.
Of the 7 industrial design schools with a 100-mile radius of Simi Valley, 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 Simi Valley|
|Woodland Hills||CA||-||1||17.7823||121||10.4 miles|
|Santa Clarita||CA||171,722||2||23.9284||128||17.2 miles|
|Panorama City||CA||-||2||25.093||11||18.2 miles|
|Canyon Country||CA||-||1||21.1219||9||19.5 miles|
|Los Angeles||CA||3,878,715||57||23.6333||1,355||22.0 miles|
|Santa Monica||CA||89,350||5||12.7862||74||22.8 miles|
|Culver City||CA||-||2||5.62439||79||26.1 miles|
|East Los Angeles||CA||135,682||0||-||0||36.8 miles|
|Rancho Palos Verdes||CA||41,164||1||20.67||2||41.2 miles|
|Long Beach||CA||464,505||6||26.5161||271||46.9 miles|
|Hacienda Heights||CA||52,748||0||-||0||48.1 miles|
|West Covina||CA||106,032||5||23.6693||37||50.2 miles|