Wichita, KS (population: 374,803) has six art and design schools within its city limits. Newman University, the highest ranked school in the city with an art and design program, has a total student population of 2,557. It is the 569th highest ranked school in the USA and the 2nd highest in the state of Kansas (#1 is Southwestern College). To learn more about art and design programs in Wichita, ratemyprofessors.com has reviews of art and design professors at Newman University such as Heather Boyce-Broddle.
Art and Design students from Wichita 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.
Wichita lies in Sedgwick county, which is one of the 67 counties in Kansas. Overall, the Wichita area has 295,670 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 2.3% unemployment rate, $18.81/hr average worker wage, and a $39,110 average annual salary.
Of the 6 art and design schools in Wichita, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, ITT Technical Institute-Wichita comes out as the most expensive ($23,045/yr) for art and design students, with Wichita State University as the lowest, reported at only $9,563/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Wichita|
|North Newton||KS||-||1||30.3056||44||26.4 miles|
|El Dorado||KS||-||2||14.14||133||27.6 miles|
|Arkansas City||KS||-||1||16.4747||36||46.5 miles|
|Ponca City||OK||-||2||30.535||26||69.4 miles|
|Great Bend||KS||-||1||20.0068||110||90.6 miles|