California contains 321 schools that offer art and design programs. University of California-Los Angeles, the highest-ranking art and design school in CA, has a total student population of 38,550 and is the 7th highest ranked school in America.
Of the 321 art and design schools in California, only 10 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Platt College-Los Angeles comes out as the most expensive ($39,337/yr), with Asian American International Beauty College as the lowest recorded at only $1,032/yr.
Art and Design students from California 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 California alone, there are 3,100 employed electrical and electronics drafters earning an average yearly salary of $59,020. Fine artists, including painters, sculptors, and illustrators in this state earn $68,900/yr and there are 1,480 employed.
Also, within the art and design schools in California, the average student population is 4,206 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 17 to 1. Aside from art and design, there are 18354 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 4,230 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $1,817, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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