El Paso, TX (population: 631,862) has one industrial design school within its city limits. The University of Texas at El Paso has a total student population of 21,011. It is the 2801st highest ranked school in the USA and the 130th highest in the state of Texas (#1 is Rice University).
Industrial Design students from El Paso 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 El Paso area alone, there are 250 employed graphic designers earning an average salary of $33,950. Industrial engineering technicians in this area earn $42,680/yr and there are 60 employed.
El Paso lies in El Paso county, which is one of the 154 counties in Texas. Overall, the El Paso area has 269,250 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 2.0% unemployment rate, $16.37/hr average worker wage, and a $34,050 average annual salary. Thus, about 0.217 out of every 1000 jobs in El Paso are held by industrial engineering technicians, and 0.917/1000 are held by graphic designers.
After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, The University of Texas at El Paso ends up costing a student $5,224/yr.