Orlando, FL (population: 235,745) has two industrial design schools within its city limits. University of Central Florida, the highest ranked school in the city with an industrial design program, has a total student population of 53,401. It is the 71st highest ranked school in the USA and the 2nd highest in the state of Florida (#1 is University of Miami). To learn more about industrial design programs in Orlando, ratemyprofessors.com has reviews of industrial design professors at University of Central Florida such as Clint Bowers.
Industrial Design students from Orlando 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 Orlando-Kissimmee area alone, there are 2,060 employed graphic designers earning an average salary of $42,650. Industrial engineering technicians in this area earn $39,350/yr and there are 400 employed.
Orlando lies in Orange county, which is one of the 49 counties in Florida. Overall, the Orlando-Kissimmee area has 989,160 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1% unemployment rate, $18/hr average worker wage, and a $38,430 average annual salary. Thus, about 0 out of every 1000 jobs in Orlando are held by industrial engineering technicians, and 2/1000 are held by graphic designers.
Of the 2 industrial design schools in Orlando, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Southern Technical College comes out as the most expensive ($31,500/yr) for industrial design students, with University of Central Florida as the lowest, reported at only $12,200/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Orlando|
|Winter Park||FL||-||6||33.3306||155||7.2 miles|
|Lake Mary||FL||-||1||18.3465||21||18.2 miles|
|South Daytona||FL||-||1||30.9321||7||51.1 miles|
|Daytona Beach||FL||63,815||4||31.0595||184||51.5 miles|
|Saint Leo||FL||-||1||24.1963||100||55.2 miles|
|Palm Coast||FL||76,000||0||-||0||74.6 miles|
|New Port Richey||FL||-||2||22.9424||46||84.0 miles|
|Saint Petersburg||FL||243,829||7||28.1391||139||92.9 miles|
|Pinellas Park||FL||46,971||2||19.8178||18||92.9 miles|
|Saint Augustine||FL||-||2||46.0117||74||96.5 miles|