Americus, GA has two industrial design schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Auburn University Main Campus, the highest ranked school in this group with an industrial design program, has a total student population of 24,602. It is the 115th highest ranked school in the USA and the highest in the state of Alabama.
Industrial Design students from Americus 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 Middle Georgia nonmetropolitan area alone, there are 140 employed graphic designers earning an average salary of $38,710. Industrial engineering technicians in this area earn $53,380/yr and there are 80 employed.
Americus lies in Sumter county, which is one of the 106 counties in Georgia. Overall, the Middle Georgia nonmetropolitan area has 137,120 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 2.0% unemployment rate, $15.72/hr average worker wage, and a $32,690 average annual salary. Thus, about 0.617 out of every 1000 jobs in Americus are held by industrial engineering technicians, and 1.002/1000 are held by graphic designers.
Of the 2 industrial design schools with a 100-mile radius of Americus, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Auburn University Main Campus comes out as the most expensive ($12,157/yr) for industrial design students, with George C Wallace Community College-Dothan as the lowest, reported at only $3,596/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Americus|
|Fort Valley||GA||-||1||21.9471||51||38.9 miles|
|Warner Robins||GA||64,183||3||21.3509||61||51.2 miles|
|Phenix City||AL||-||1||9.50663||23||52.7 miles|
|Auburn University||AL||-||1||74.9047||131||81.9 miles|