North Carolina contains sixteen schools that offer interior decorating programs. East Carolina University, the highest-ranking interior decorating school in NC, has a total student population of 27,654 and is the 214th highest ranked school in America.
Of the 16 interior decorating schools in North Carolina, only 3 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, The Art Institute of Charlotte comes out as the most expensive ($31,116/yr), with Forsyth Technical Community College as the lowest recorded at only $1,178/yr.
Interior Decorating students from North Carolina schools who go on to become interior decorators, interior designers, interior design professors, interior design coordinators, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 46,010 people working as interior designers alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $51,990. Also, Fashion designers make on average $74,410 per year and there are about 15,780 of them employed in the US today. In fact, in the North Carolina alone, there are 170 employed fashion designers earning an average yearly salary of $60,180. Interior designers in this state earn $45,940/yr and there are 1,340 employed.
Also, within the interior decorating schools in North Carolina, the average student population is 3,455 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 15 to 1. Aside from interior decorating, there are 6640 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 3,218 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $2,155, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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