Bloomfield, NJ (population: 48,995) has thirty interior decorating schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Drexel University, the highest ranked school in this group with an interior decorating program, has a total student population of 22,493. It is the 108th highest ranked school in the USA and the 8th highest in the state of Pennsylvania (#1 is University of Pennsylvania).
Interior Decorating students from Bloomfield 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.
Bloomfield lies in Essex county, which is one of the 11 counties in New Jersey. Overall, the Newark-Union-PA Metropolitan area has 974,700 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.6% unemployment rate, $25.36/hr average worker wage, and a $52,760 average annual salary.
Of the 30 interior decorating schools with a 100-mile radius of Bloomfield, only 9 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, The New School comes out as the most expensive ($39,004/yr) for interior decorating students, with Lehigh Carbon Community College as the lowest, reported at only $4,375/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Bloomfield|
|West Orange||NJ||49,330||0||-||0||3.9 miles|
|West Paterson||NJ||-||1||20.7455||20||5.5 miles|
|South Orange||NJ||-||1||63.933||113||5.6 miles|
|North Bergen||NJ||59,771||0||-||0||8.5 miles|
|Jersey City||NJ||242,594||10||25.9195||190||9.7 miles|
|West New York||NJ||47,282||1||33.6373||6||11.3 miles|
|Long Island City||NY||-||4||18.9499||59||13.4 miles|
|Staten Island||NY||-||3||40.1655||127||15.8 miles|
|New York City||NY||8,459,026||86||26.2632||1,528||16.3 miles|
|Jackson Heights||NY||-||1||28.2916||7||16.4 miles|