Olympia, WA (population: 46,257) has six interior design schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Seattle Pacific University, the highest ranked school in this group with an interior design program, has a total student population of 4,000. It is the 195th highest ranked school in the USA and the 8th highest in the state of Washington (#1 is University of Washington-Seattle Campus). To learn more about interior design programs in Olympia, ratemyprofessors.com has reviews of interior design professors at Seattle Pacific University such as Sandra Hartje, Sharleen Kato, and Beth Miller.
Interior Design students from Olympia 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.
Olympia lies in Thurston county, which is one of the 24 counties in Washington. Overall, the Olympia area has 95,910 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.7% unemployment rate, $21.91/hr average worker wage, and a $45,570 average annual salary.
Of the 6 interior design schools with a 100-mile radius of Olympia, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, The Art Institute of Seattle comes out as the most expensive ($28,174/yr) for interior design students, with Bellevue College as the lowest, reported at only $4,749/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Olympia|
|South Hill||WA||63,243||0||-||0||30.0 miles|
|Federal Way||WA||84,659||2||22.1387||18||31.9 miles|