Virginia contains eight schools that offer interior decorating programs. Virginia Commonwealth University, the highest-ranking interior decorating school in VA, has a total student population of 32,172 and is the 222nd highest ranked school in America.
Of the 8 interior decorating schools in Virginia, only 3 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, The Art Institute of Washington comes out as the most expensive ($42,518/yr), with Tidewater Community College as the lowest recorded at only $4,175/yr.
Interior Decorating students from Virginia 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 Virginia alone, there are 50 employed fashion designers earning an average yearly salary of $41,940. Interior designers in this state earn $52,550/yr and there are 1,460 employed.
Also, within the interior decorating schools in Virginia, the average student population is 3,287 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 16 to 1. Aside from interior decorating, there are 3782 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 2,568 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $4,181, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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