Alaska contains seven schools that offer art and design programs. University of Alaska Fairbanks, the highest-ranking art and design school in AK, has a total student population of 9,137 and is the 441st highest ranked school in America.
Of the 7 art and design schools in Alaska, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Charter College comes out as the most expensive ($18,163/yr), with Ilisagvik College as the lowest recorded at only $2,008/yr.
Art and Design students from Alaska schools who go on to become designers, ad designers, advertising designers, commercial designers, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 8,900 people working as fine artists, including painters, sculptors, and illustrators alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $50,630. Also, Electrical and electronics drafters make on average $54,800 per year and there are about 30,590 of them employed in the US today.
Also, within the art and design schools in Alaska, the average student population is 3,367 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 13 to 1. Aside from art and design, there are 486 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 1,905 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $4,464, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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