Roswell, GA (population: 88,928) has six industrial design schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Georgia Institute of Technology-Main Campus, the highest ranked school in this group with an industrial design program, has a total student population of 20,291. It is the 66th highest ranked school in the USA and the 2nd highest in the state of Georgia (#1 is Emory University).
Industrial Design students from Roswell 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 Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta area alone, there are 3,790 employed graphic designers earning an average salary of $51,310. Industrial engineering technicians in this area earn $50,390/yr and there are 470 employed.
Roswell lies in Fulton county, which is one of the 106 counties in Georgia. Overall, the Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta area has 2,290,890 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 0% unemployment rate, $22/hr average worker wage, and a $45,520 average annual salary. Thus, about 0 out of every 1000 jobs in Roswell are held by industrial engineering technicians, and 2/1000 are held by graphic designers.
Of the 6 industrial design schools with a 100-mile radius of Roswell, only 2 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Lincoln College of Technology comes out as the most expensive ($37,275/yr) for industrial design students, with Northeast Alabama Community College as the lowest, reported at only $2,367/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Roswell|
|North Atlanta||GA||51,827||0||-||0||12.6 miles|
|East Point||GA||43,748||1||19.2965||19||26.4 miles|
|Mount Berry||GA||-||1||63.3969||60||49.9 miles|
|Toccoa Falls||GA||-||1||28.3429||33||68.9 miles|
|Rock Spring||GA||-||1||1.08982||0||74.0 miles|