Walnut Creek, CA (population: 64,055) has twenty-five 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 Walnut Creek, 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 Walnut Creek 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.
Walnut Creek lies in Contra Costa county, which is one of the 57 counties in California. Overall, the Oakland-Fremont-Hayward Metropolitan area has 990,570 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1% unemployment rate, $26/hr average worker wage, and a $54,590 average annual salary.
Of the 25 interior design schools with a 100-mile radius of Walnut Creek, only 13 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 Walnut Creek|
|Castro Valley||CA||65,952||0||-||0||13.2 miles|
|San Leandro||CA||78,904||1||29.9223||11||14.5 miles|
|Union City||CA||76,462||1||13.7752||0||20.8 miles|
|San Francisco||CA||817,411||21||17.5697||455||24.1 miles|
|South San Francisco||CA||64,345||0||-||0||26.6 miles|
|San Mateo||CA||93,990||1||15.1982||101||27.8 miles|
|Santa Clara||CA||112,889||4||29.9373||188||36.9 miles|
|San Jose||CA||977,893||9||20.6572||297||42.8 miles|
|West Sacramento||CA||50,542||1||29.8049||4||52.8 miles|