Jacksonville, FL (population: 822,401) has nine art and design schools within its city limits. University of North Florida, the highest ranked school in the city with an art and design program, has a total student population of 16,477. It is the 289th highest ranked school in the USA and the 8th highest in the state of Florida (#1 is University of Miami). To learn more about art and design programs in Jacksonville, ratemyprofessors.com has reviews of art and design professors at University of North Florida such as Vanessa Cruz.
Art and Design students from Jacksonville 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 Jacksonville area alone, there are 160 employed electrical and electronics drafters earning an average salary of $49,660. Fine artists, including painters, sculptors, and illustrators in this area earn $33,140/yr and there are 40 employed.
Jacksonville lies in Duval county, which is one of the 49 counties in Florida. Overall, the Jacksonville area has 581,450 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1% unemployment rate, $19/hr average worker wage, and a $39,460 average annual salary. Thus, about 0 out of every 1000 jobs in Jacksonville are held by fine artists, including painters, sculptors, and illustrators, and 0/1000 are held by electrical and electronics drafters.
Of the 9 art and design schools in Jacksonville, only 2 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Heritage Institute-Jacksonville comes out as the most expensive ($24,688/yr) for art and design students, with Florida Community College at Jacksonville as the lowest, reported at only $6,668/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Jacksonville|
|Orange Park||FL||-||3||22.5405||26||11.7 miles|
|Saint Augustine||FL||-||2||46.0117||74||36.6 miles|
|Palm Coast||FL||76,000||0||-||0||59.1 miles|
|Daytona Beach||FL||63,815||4||31.0595||184||86.9 miles|
|South Daytona||FL||-||1||30.9321||7||89.6 miles|