Washington contains six schools that offer industrial design programs. University of Washington-Seattle Campus, the highest-ranking industrial design school in WA, has a total student population of 45,943 and is the 26th highest ranked school in America.
Of the 6 industrial design schools in Washington, only 2 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, The Art Institute of Seattle comes out as the most expensive ($28,174/yr), with Wenatchee Valley College as the lowest recorded at only $7,442/yr.
Industrial Design students from Washington 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 Washington alone, there are 4,220 employed graphic designers earning an average yearly salary of $49,610. Industrial engineering technicians in this state earn $61,050/yr and there are 1,610 employed.
Also, within the industrial design schools in Washington, the average student population is 3,354 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 17 to 1. Aside from industrial design, there are 3883 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 2,017 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $3,803, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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