Baltimore, MD (population: 632,410) has fourteen art and design schools within its city limits. Johns Hopkins University, the highest ranked school in the city with an art and design program, has a total student population of 20,383. It is the 19th highest ranked school in the USA and the highest in the state of Maryland.
Art and Design students from Baltimore 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 Baltimore-Towson area alone, there are 460 employed electrical and electronics drafters earning an average salary of $51,250. Fine artists, including painters, sculptors, and illustrators in this area earn $39,770/yr and there are 50 employed.
Baltimore lies in Baltimore county, which is one of the 16 counties in Maryland. Overall, the Baltimore-Towson area has 1,259,140 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.2% unemployment rate, $23.40/hr average worker wage, and a $48,670 average annual salary. Thus, about 0.039 out of every 1000 jobs in Baltimore are held by fine artists, including painters, sculptors, and illustrators, and 0.365/1000 are held by electrical and electronics drafters.
Of the 14 art and design schools in Baltimore, only 3 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Maryland Institute College of Art comes out as the most expensive ($32,712/yr) for art and design students, with The Community College of Baltimore County as the lowest, reported at only $5,035/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Baltimore|
|Ellicott City||MD||73,232||0||-||0||12.0 miles|
|Owings Mills||MD||-||2||12.2029||18||12.3 miles|
|Aspen Hill||MD||53,748||0||-||0||29.1 miles|
|Takoma Park||MD||-||1||13.9013||66||30.8 miles|
|Montgomery Village||MD||43,313||0||-||0||32.2 miles|
|North Bethesda||MD||48,357||0||-||0||32.7 miles|
|Capitol Heights||MD||-||1||32.1418||6||33.1 miles|
|North East||MD||-||1||7.7142||47||41.3 miles|
|Falls Church||VA||-||1||13.4471||18||41.7 miles|