Honolulu, HI (population: 375,134) has seven art and design schools within its city limits. University of Hawaii at Manoa, the highest ranked school in the city with an art and design program, has a total student population of 20,435. It is the 282nd highest ranked school in the USA and the highest in the state of Hawaii. To learn more about art and design programs in Honolulu, ratemyprofessors.com has reviews of art and design professors at University of Hawaii at Manoa such as Kimberly Chai, Diane Chung, Marie Abby Cristi, Carol D'Angelo, Duncan Demster, and Carol Anne Dickson.
Art and Design students from Honolulu 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.
Honolulu lies in Honolulu county, which is one of the 4 counties in Hawaii. Overall, the Honolulu area has 430,700 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1% unemployment rate, $21/hr average worker wage, and a $43,760 average annual salary.
Of the 7 art and design schools in Honolulu, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, University of Phoenix-Hawaii Campus comes out as the most expensive ($25,566/yr) for art and design students, with Kapiolani Community College as the lowest, reported at only $3,425/yr.