North Carolina contains six schools that offer industrial design programs. North Carolina State University at Raleigh, the highest-ranking industrial design school in NC, has a total student population of 33,819 and is the 70th highest ranked school in America.
Of the 6 industrial design schools in North Carolina, only 2 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Mayland Community College comes out as the most expensive ($8,355/yr), with Rowan-Cabarrus Community College as the lowest recorded at only $76/yr.
Industrial Design students from North Carolina 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 North Carolina alone, there are 5,290 employed graphic designers earning an average yearly salary of $42,540. Industrial engineering technicians in this state earn $49,910/yr and there are 1,640 employed.
Also, within the industrial design schools in North Carolina, the average student population is 3,455 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 15 to 1. Aside from industrial design, there are 6640 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 3,218 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $2,155, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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