Maine contains 37 schools that offer industrial design programs. Columbia University in the City of New York, the highest-ranking industrial design school in ME, has a total student population of 24,230 and is the 4th highest ranked school in America.
Of the 37 industrial design schools in Maine, only 16 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, The New School comes out as the most expensive ($39,004/yr), with Three Rivers Community College as the lowest recorded at only $4,092/yr.
Industrial Design students from Maine 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 Maine alone, there are 610 employed graphic designers earning an average yearly salary of $39,280. Industrial engineering technicians in this state earn $48,370/yr and there are 340 employed.
Also, within the industrial design schools in Maine, the average student population is 1,527 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 15 to 1. Aside from industrial design, there are 1035 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 1,742 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $5,504, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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