Connecticut contains 44 schools that offer art and design programs. Wesleyan University, the highest-ranking art and design school in CT, has a total student population of 3,148 and is the 46th highest ranked school in America.
Of the 44 art and design schools in Connecticut, only 2 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Connecticut Culinary Institute-Suffield comes out as the most expensive ($36,544/yr), with Middlesex Community College as the lowest recorded at only $3,918/yr.
Art and Design students from Connecticut 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 Connecticut alone, there are 540 employed electrical and electronics drafters earning an average yearly salary of $58,480. Fine artists, including painters, sculptors, and illustrators in this state earn $61,790/yr and there are 60 employed.
Also, within the art and design schools in Connecticut, the average student population is 1,939 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 14 to 1. Aside from art and design, there are 2145 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 3,319 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $4,907, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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