Wisconsin contains six schools that offer industrial design programs. University of Wisconsin-Madison, the highest-ranking industrial design school in WI, has a total student population of 41,654 and is the 23rd highest ranked school in America.
Of the 6 industrial design schools in Wisconsin, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Milwaukee School of Engineering comes out as the most expensive ($25,200/yr), with Northcentral Technical College as the lowest recorded at only $5,568/yr.
Industrial Design students from Wisconsin 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 Wisconsin alone, there are 4,570 employed graphic designers earning an average yearly salary of $42,390. Industrial engineering technicians in this state earn $45,820/yr and there are 2,260 employed.
Also, within the industrial design schools in Wisconsin, the average student population is 3,620 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 15 to 1. Aside from industrial design, there are 4047 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 2,987 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $4,857, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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