Connecticut contains five schools that offer industrial design programs. Fairfield University, the highest-ranking industrial design school in CT, has a total student population of 5,074 and is the 133rd highest ranked school in America.
Of the 5 industrial design schools in Connecticut, none have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Fairfield University comes out as the most expensive ($26,376/yr), with Three Rivers Community College as the lowest recorded at only $4,092/yr.
Industrial Design students from Connecticut 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 Connecticut alone, there are 2,660 employed graphic designers earning an average yearly salary of $55,780. Industrial engineering technicians in this state earn $56,370/yr and there are 1,050 employed.
Also, within the industrial design schools in Connecticut, the average student population is 1,939 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 14 to 1. Aside from industrial design, there are 2145 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 3,319 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $4,907, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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