Louisville, KY (population: 556,482) has eleven art and design schools within its city limits. University of Louisville, the highest ranked school in the city with an art and design program, has a total student population of 21,016. It is the 1677th highest ranked school in the USA and the 14th highest in the state of Kentucky (#1 is Centre College). To learn more about art and design programs in Louisville, ratemyprofessors.com has reviews of art and design professors at University of Louisville such as Neil Callander, Mary Carothers, Nicholas Croghan, Brent Dedas, Leslie Friesen, and Lida Gordon.
Art and Design students from Louisville 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 Louisville-Jefferson County-IN area alone, there are 70 employed electrical and electronics drafters earning an average salary of $58,870. Fine artists, including painters, sculptors, and illustrators in this area earn $35,660/yr and there are ** employed.
Louisville lies in Jefferson county, which is one of the 55 counties in Kentucky. Overall, the Louisville-Jefferson County-IN area has 593,940 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.7% unemployment rate, $19.22/hr average worker wage, and a $39,970 average annual salary. Thus, about ** out of every 1000 jobs in Louisville are held by fine artists, including painters, sculptors, and illustrators, and 0.110/1000 are held by electrical and electronics drafters.
Of the 11 art and design schools in Louisville, only 2 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, The Hair Design School-Hurstborne comes out as the most expensive ($39,768/yr) for art and design students, with Jefferson Community and Technical College as the lowest, reported at only $8,103/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Louisville|
|New Albany||IN||-||1||50.4945||53||6.4 miles|
|Saint Catharine||KY||-||1||13.7868||38||44.1 miles|
|Crestview Hills||KY||-||1||24.073||65||83.8 miles|
|Oakland City||IN||-||1||58.4328||69||87.5 miles|
|Bowling Green||KY||56,941||5||29.5084||365||94.6 miles|