Baton Rouge, LA (population: 221,091) has seven art and design schools within its city limits. Aveda Institute-Baton Rouge, the highest ranked school in the city with an art and design program, has a total student population of 103. It is the 1875th highest ranked school in the USA and the 22nd highest in the state of Louisiana (#1 is Tulane University of Louisiana).
Art and Design students from Baton Rouge 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 Baton Rouge area alone, there are 170 employed electrical and electronics drafters earning an average salary of $61,190. Fine artists, including painters, sculptors, and illustrators in this area earn $34,910/yr and there are 40 employed.
Baton Rouge lies in East Baton Rouge county, which is one of the 46 counties in Louisiana. Overall, the Baton Rouge area has 365,170 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.0% unemployment rate, $18.35/hr average worker wage, and a $38,170 average annual salary. Thus, about 0.101 out of every 1000 jobs in Baton Rouge are held by fine artists, including painters, sculptors, and illustrators, and 0.455/1000 are held by electrical and electronics drafters.
Of the 7 art and design schools in Baton Rouge, none have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, ITI Technical College comes out as the most expensive ($31,768/yr) for art and design students, with Baton Rouge Community College as the lowest, reported at only $2,616/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Baton Rouge|
|Morgan City||LA||-||1||15.3517||26||52.1 miles|
|New Orleans||LA||206,720||16||21.1636||643||76.4 miles|
|Alcorn State||MS||-||1||24.4923||50||98.8 miles|