Massachusetts contains 100 schools that offer art and design programs. Harvard University, the highest-ranking art and design school in MA, has a total student population of 27,651 and is the highest ranked school in America.
Of the 100 art and design schools in Massachusetts, only 7 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Hallmark Institute of Photography comes out as the most expensive ($64,180/yr), with Fitchburg State College as the lowest recorded at only $9,386/yr.
Art and Design students from Massachusetts 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 Massachusetts alone, there are 920 employed electrical and electronics drafters earning an average yearly salary of $65,140. Fine artists, including painters, sculptors, and illustrators in this state earn $45,250/yr and there are 350 employed.
Also, within the art and design schools in Massachusetts, the average student population is 2,580 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 14 to 1. Aside from art and design, there are 5364 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 4,075 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $5,628, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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