Santa Cruz, CA (population: 57,690) has seventeen interior design schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. San Francisco State University, the highest ranked school in this group with an interior design program, has a total student population of 30,469. It is the 1329th highest ranked school in the USA and the 106th highest in the state of California (#1 is University of California-Los Angeles). To learn more about interior design programs in Santa Cruz, ratemyprofessors.com has reviews of interior design professors at San Francisco State University such as Adrian Aleong, Lynne Andonian, Peggy Anstrand, Gail Baugh, Brad Borevitz, and Shirl Buss.
Interior Design students from Santa Cruz schools who go on to become interior design consultants, interior designers, interior decorators, interior architects, 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.
Santa Cruz lies in Santa Cruz county, which is one of the 57 counties in California. Overall, the Santa Cruz-Watsonville area has 84,790 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 5% unemployment rate, $22/hr average worker wage, and a $45,870 average annual salary.
Of the 17 interior design schools with a 100-mile radius of Santa Cruz, only 9 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, The Art Institute of California–Sunnyvale comes out as the most expensive ($32,611/yr) for interior design students, with City College of San Francisco as the lowest, reported at only $4,129/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Santa Cruz|
|San Jose||CA||977,893||9||20.6572||297||25.1 miles|
|Santa Clara||CA||112,889||4||29.9373||188||27.9 miles|
|San Mateo||CA||93,990||1||15.1982||101||43.4 miles|
|Union City||CA||76,462||1||13.7752||0||43.6 miles|
|Castro Valley||CA||65,952||0||-||0||51.2 miles|
|San Leandro||CA||78,904||1||29.9223||11||51.5 miles|
|South San Francisco||CA||64,345||0||-||0||52.1 miles|
|San Francisco||CA||817,411||21||17.5697||455||59.8 miles|
|Walnut Creek||CA||64,055||0||-||0||64.3 miles|