Arkansas contains 45 schools that offer art and design programs. Harding University, the highest-ranking art and design school in AR, has a total student population of 6,484 and is the 224th highest ranked school in America.
Of the 45 art and design schools in Arkansas, only 5 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Searcy Beauty College Inc comes out as the most expensive ($35,919/yr), with East Arkansas Community College as the lowest recorded at only $2,502/yr.
Art and Design students from Arkansas 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. In fact, in the Arkansas alone, there are 230 employed electrical and electronics drafters earning an average yearly salary of $43,400. Fine artists, including painters, sculptors, and illustrators in this state earn $30,330/yr and there are 30 employed.
Also, within the art and design schools in Arkansas, the average student population is 2,096 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 16 to 1. Aside from art and design, there are 2695 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 1,969 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $3,307, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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