West Des Moines, IA (population: 57,065) has four interior design schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Iowa State University, the highest ranked school in this group with an interior design program, has a total student population of 27,945. It is the 815th highest ranked school in the USA and one of the highest in the state . To learn more about interior design programs in West Des Moines, ratemyprofessors.com has reviews of interior design professors at Iowa State University such as Troy Abel, Cigdem Akkurt, Romeu Bessa, Brytton Bjorngard, Susan Bradbury, and Lori Brunner.
Interior Design students from West Des Moines 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.
West Des Moines lies in Polk county, which is one of the 52 counties in Iowa. Overall, the Des Moines-West Des Moines area has 322,000 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1% unemployment rate, $20/hr average worker wage, and a $42,120 average annual salary.
Of the 4 interior design schools with a 100-mile radius of West Des Moines, only 2 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Drake University comes out as the most expensive ($23,091/yr) for interior design students, with Hawkeye Community College as the lowest, reported at only $7,396/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from West Des Moines|
|Des Moines||IA||200,202||10||28.1761||244||6.8 miles|
|Fort Dodge||IA||-||2||25.3587||65||67.7 miles|
|Cedar Falls||IA||-||3||27.7287||174||94.0 miles|