Detroit, MI (population: 901,160) has eight art and design schools within its city limits. College for Creative Studies, the highest ranked school in the city with an art and design program, has a total student population of 1,405. It is the 1959th highest ranked school in the USA and the 39th highest in the state of Michigan (#1 is Kalamazoo College). To learn more about art and design programs in Detroit, ratemyprofessors.com has reviews of art and design professors at College for Creative Studies such as Nelson Greer, Doug Kisor, Ken Krayer, Susan Laporte, Kathleen McShane-Bolton, and Sandra Sabbagh.
Art and Design students from Detroit 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 Detroit-Livonia-Dearborn Metropolitan area alone, there are 230 employed electrical and electronics drafters earning an average salary of $56,520. Fine artists, including painters, sculptors, and illustrators in this area earn $87,440/yr and there are 90 employed.
Detroit lies in Wayne county, which is one of the 62 counties in Michigan. Overall, the Detroit-Livonia-Dearborn Metropolitan area has 705,820 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.4% unemployment rate, $22.55/hr average worker wage, and a $46,900 average annual salary. Thus, about 0.124 out of every 1000 jobs in Detroit are held by fine artists, including painters, sculptors, and illustrators, and 0.328/1000 are held by electrical and electronics drafters.
Of the 8 art and design schools in Detroit, only 2 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, College for Creative Studies comes out as the most expensive ($28,628/yr) for art and design students, with Wayne County Community College District as the lowest, reported at only $3,274/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Detroit|
|Madison Heights||MI||-||2||27.3656||17||7.3 miles|
|Royal Oak||MI||56,742||1||28.1635||4||9.3 miles|
|Dearborn Heights||MI||49,619||0||-||0||9.4 miles|
|Saint Clair Shores||MI||59,971||1||11.5792||3||13.1 miles|
|Sterling Heights||MI||127,075||1||28.9156||3||14.3 miles|
|Farmington Hills||MI||78,114||1||0.013626||0||16.2 miles|
|Bloomfield Township||MI||41,179||0||-||0||16.3 miles|
|Clinton Township||MI||-||2||7.68254||63||17.0 miles|
|West Bloomfield Township||MI||71,474||0||-||0||19.4 miles|
|Rochester Hills||MI||68,883||1||23.9536||51||20.3 miles|
|Auburn Hills||MI||-||2||5.8467||61||22.3 miles|
|Ann Arbor||MI||113,880||5||27.5859||183||33.0 miles|
|Port Huron||MI||-||5||17.4204||129||53.4 miles|
|East Lansing||MI||45,575||2||19.4594||4||74.6 miles|
|Spring Arbor||MI||-||1||60.8655||91||75.3 miles|