Brunswick, ME has forty-one 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 Brunswick 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 Southwest Maine nonmetropolitan area alone, there are 150 employed graphic designers earning an average salary of $33,230. Industrial engineering technicians in this area earn $45,440/yr and there are 150 employed.
Brunswick lies in Cumberland county, which is one of the 9 counties in Maine. Overall, the Southwest Maine nonmetropolitan area has 194,250 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 0.8% unemployment rate, $18.03/hr average worker wage, and a $37,500 average annual salary. Thus, about 0.779 out of every 1000 jobs in Brunswick are held by industrial engineering technicians, and 0.789/1000 are held by graphic designers.
Of the 41 industrial design schools with a 500-mile radius of Brunswick, only 18 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.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Brunswick|
|South Portland||ME||-||2||20.6898||57||23.4 miles|
|S Portland||ME||-||1||12.3758||12||23.4 miles|