Massachusetts contains six schools that offer industrial design programs. Northeastern University, the highest-ranking industrial design school in MA, has a total student population of 27,537 and is the 56th highest ranked school in America.
Of the 6 industrial design schools in Massachusetts, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Bay State School of Technology comes out as the most expensive ($36,450/yr), with Massachusetts College of Art and Design as the lowest recorded at only $15,161/yr.
Industrial Design students from Massachusetts 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 Massachusetts alone, there are 5,420 employed graphic designers earning an average yearly salary of $51,290. Industrial engineering technicians in this state earn $50,270/yr and there are 2,610 employed.
Also, within the industrial design schools in Massachusetts, the average student population is 2,580 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 14 to 1. Aside from industrial design, there are 5364 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 4,075 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $5,628, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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