Oklahoma City, OK (population: 564,147) has six interior decorating schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Oklahoma Christian University, the highest ranked school in this group with an interior decorating program, has a total student population of 2,171. It is the 351st highest ranked school in the USA and the 2nd highest in the state of Oklahoma (#1 is Oklahoma City University).
Interior Decorating students from Oklahoma City 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.
Oklahoma City lies in Oklahoma county, which is one of the 41 counties in Oklahoma. Overall, the Oklahoma City area has 564,710 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.5% unemployment rate, $18.31/hr average worker wage, and a $38,090 average annual salary.
Of the 6 interior decorating schools with a 100-mile radius of Oklahoma City, only 3 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Oklahoma Christian University comes out as the most expensive ($17,095/yr) for interior decorating students, with Tulsa Community College as the lowest, reported at only $5,722/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Oklahoma City|
|Midwest City||OK||57,117||2||17.3383||110||7.9 miles|
|El Reno||OK||-||2||15.8225||75||25.4 miles|
|Ponca City||OK||-||2||30.535||26||88.8 miles|