South Carolina contains thirteen schools that offer industrial design programs. Clemson University, the highest-ranking industrial design school in SC, has a total student population of 19,111 and is the 86th highest ranked school in America.
Of the 13 industrial design schools in South Carolina, only 2 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Clemson University comes out as the most expensive ($15,842/yr), with Orangeburg Calhoun Technical College as the lowest recorded at only $6,039/yr.
Industrial Design students from South 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 South Carolina alone, there are 1,800 employed graphic designers earning an average yearly salary of $39,660. Industrial engineering technicians in this state earn $47,960/yr and there are 1,950 employed.
Also, within the industrial design schools in South Carolina, the average student population is 2,446 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 17 to 1. Aside from industrial design, there are 2873 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 2,037 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $5,801, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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