Iowa contains 54 schools that offer art and design programs. Luther College, the highest-ranking art and design school in IA, has a total student population of 2,519 and is the 164th highest ranked school in America.
Of the 54 art and design schools in Iowa, only 5 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, The Salon Professional Academy comes out as the most expensive ($27,808/yr), with Southwestern Community College as the lowest recorded at only $6,608/yr.
Art and Design students from Iowa 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 Iowa alone, there are 210 employed electrical and electronics drafters earning an average yearly salary of $44,900. Fine artists, including painters, sculptors, and illustrators in this state earn $41,980/yr and there are 40 employed.
Also, within the art and design schools in Iowa, the average student population is 3,609 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 16 to 1. Aside from art and design, there are 3687 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 1,622 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $4,082, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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