Bangor, ME has thirty-six industrial design schools within a 500-mile radius of its city center. Columbia University in the City of New York, the highest ranked school in this group with an industrial design program, has a total student population of 24,230. It is the 4th highest ranked school in the USA and the highest in the state of New York.
Industrial Design students from Bangor 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.
Bangor lies in Penobscot county, which is one of the 9 counties in Maine. Overall, the Bangor area has 61,880 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 2.1% unemployment rate, $17.90/hr average worker wage, and a $37,230 average annual salary.
Of the 36 industrial design schools with a 500-mile radius of Bangor, only 15 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) for industrial design students, with Three Rivers Community College as the lowest, reported at only $4,092/yr.