Pennsylvania contains ten schools that offer industrial design programs. Carnegie Mellon University, the highest-ranking industrial design school in PA, has a total student population of 11,197 and is the 44th highest ranked school in America.
Of the 10 industrial design schools in Pennsylvania, only 4 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Drexel University comes out as the most expensive ($31,832/yr), with University of Pittsburgh-Pittsburgh Campus as the lowest recorded at only $18,786/yr.
Industrial Design students from Pennsylvania 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 Pennsylvania alone, there are 8,120 employed graphic designers earning an average yearly salary of $42,870. Industrial engineering technicians in this state earn $50,250/yr and there are 3,780 employed.
Also, within the industrial design schools in Pennsylvania, the average student population is 2,077 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 15 to 1. Aside from industrial design, there are 10679 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 2,747 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $9,718, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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