Anchorage, AK (population: 283,690) has two art and design schools within its city limits. University of Alaska Anchorage, the highest ranked school in the city with an art and design program, has a total student population of 17,276. It is the 511th highest ranked school in the USA and the 2nd highest in the state of Alaska (#1 is University of Alaska Fairbanks). To learn more about art and design programs in Anchorage, ratemyprofessors.com has reviews of art and design professors at University of Alaska Anchorage such as Jannah Atkins, Michael Conti, Mariano Gonzales, Jeanne Ilgen, Gary Kaulitz, and James Riodan.
Art and Design students from Anchorage 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.
Anchorage lies in Anchorage county, which is one of the 27 counties in Alaska. Overall, the Anchorage area has 165,640 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1% unemployment rate, $24/hr average worker wage, and a $49,730 average annual salary.
Of the 2 art and design schools in Anchorage, 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) for art and design students, with University of Alaska Anchorage as the lowest, reported at only $12,399/yr.
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