Minnesota contains 75 schools that offer art and design programs. University of Minnesota-Twin Cities, the highest-ranking art and design school in MN, has a total student population of 51,659 and is the 31st highest ranked school in America.
Of the 75 art and design schools in Minnesota, only 5 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Institute of Production and Recording comes out as the most expensive ($33,354/yr), with Ridgewater College as the lowest recorded at only $9,046/yr.
Art and Design students from Minnesota 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 Minnesota alone, there are 550 employed electrical and electronics drafters earning an average yearly salary of $52,650. Fine artists, including painters, sculptors, and illustrators in this state earn $43,580/yr and there are 310 employed.
Also, within the art and design schools in Minnesota, the average student population is 3,459 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 18 to 1. Aside from art and design, there are 5327 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 2,013 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $6,006, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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