Virginia contains twelve schools that offer industrial design programs. George Mason University, the highest-ranking industrial design school in VA, has a total student population of 32,067 and is the 898th highest ranked school in America.
Of the 12 industrial design schools in Virginia, only 2 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, George Mason University comes out as the most expensive ($10,384/yr), with New River Community College as the lowest recorded at only $3,925/yr.
Industrial Design students from Virginia 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 Virginia alone, there are 5,700 employed graphic designers earning an average yearly salary of $51,850. Industrial engineering technicians in this state earn $46,210/yr and there are 1,300 employed.
Also, within the industrial design schools in Virginia, the average student population is 3,287 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 16 to 1. Aside from industrial design, there are 3782 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 2,568 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $4,181, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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