Hampton, VA (population: 147,560) has three interior design schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Virginia Commonwealth University, the highest ranked school in this group with an interior design program, has a total student population of 32,172. It is the 222nd highest ranked school in the USA and the 5th highest in the state of Virginia (#1 is Washington and Lee University). To learn more about interior design programs in Hampton, ratemyprofessors.com has reviews of interior design professors at Virginia Commonwealth University such as Mrs. Borel, Kristin Caskey, Jennifer Hamilton, Susan Iverson, Linda Lee, and Noelle McKown.
Interior Design students from Hampton 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.
Hampton lies in Hampton county, which is one of the 61 counties in Virginia. Overall, the Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News-NC area has 735,390 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 0.9% unemployment rate, $19.28/hr average worker wage, and a $40,100 average annual salary.
Of the 3 interior design schools with a 100-mile radius of Hampton, only 2 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Virginia Commonwealth University comes out as the most expensive ($15,907/yr) for interior design students, with Halifax Community College as the lowest, reported at only $3,190/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Hampton|
|Newport News||VA||182,057||4||29.3064||58||12.3 miles|
|Virginia Beach||VA||439,564||9||17.32||116||25.5 miles|
|Highland Springs||VA||-||1||3.25189||0||66.6 miles|