Bluefield, VA has seven interior design schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, the highest ranked school in this group with an interior design program, has a total student population of 30,870. It is the 61st highest ranked school in the USA and one of the highest in the state .
Interior Design students from Bluefield 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.
Bluefield lies in Tazewell county, which is one of the 61 counties in Virginia. Overall, the Peoria area has 170,260 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 2% unemployment rate, $19/hr average worker wage, and a $40,170 average annual salary.
Of the 7 interior design schools with a 100-mile radius of Bluefield, only 2 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, University of Charleston comes out as the most expensive ($24,334/yr) for interior design students, with Forsyth Technical Community College as the lowest, reported at only $1,178/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Bluefield|
|Mount Gay||WV||-||1||9.61491||36||57.4 miles|
|Banner Elk||NC||-||1||22.4512||43||82.4 miles|
|Winston Salem||NC||-||7||32.3218||230||98.0 miles|