Bridgeport, CT (population: 136,604) has three art and design schools within its city limits. University of Bridgeport, the highest ranked school in the city with an art and design program, has a total student population of 5,103. It is the 680th highest ranked school in the USA and the 13th highest in the state of Connecticut (#1 is Wesleyan University). To learn more about art and design programs in Bridgeport, ratemyprofessors.com has reviews of art and design professors at University of Bridgeport such as Ed Eslami, J. Lesko, and Gary Munch.
Art and Design students from Bridgeport 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.
Bridgeport lies in Fairfield county, which is one of the 8 counties in Connecticut. Overall, the Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk area has 418,180 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 2% unemployment rate, $28/hr average worker wage, and a $57,340 average annual salary.
Of the 3 art and design schools in Bridgeport, none have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Butler Business School Inc comes out as the most expensive ($27,580/yr) for art and design students, with Housatonic Community College as the lowest, reported at only $6,978/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Bridgeport|
|New Haven||CT||123,302||4||21.032||186||16.8 miles|
|North Haven||CT||-||1||35.1029||2||22.5 miles|
|White Plains||NY||57,617||2||21.3371||15||31.5 miles|
|New Rochelle||NY||74,592||3||35.7163||149||35.6 miles|
|Mount Vernon||NY||68,747||8||36.4632||259||38.1 miles|
|Garden City||NY||-||5||29.9653||250||39.3 miles|