Minneapolis, MN (population: 386,751) has twelve art and design schools within its city limits. University of Minnesota-Twin Cities, the highest ranked school in the city with an art and design program, has a total student population of 51,659. It is the 31st highest ranked school in the USA and the highest in the state of Minnesota. To learn more about art and design programs in Minneapolis, ratemyprofessors.com has reviews of art and design professors at University of Minnesota such as Christine Baeumler, Kimberly Bowden, James Boyd-Brent, Marilyn (Lyn) Bruin, Elizabeth Bye, and Sauman Chu.
Art and Design students from Minneapolis 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 Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington-WI area alone, there are 410 employed electrical and electronics drafters earning an average salary of $53,640. Fine artists, including painters, sculptors, and illustrators in this area earn $44,300/yr and there are 230 employed.
Minneapolis lies in Hennepin county, which is one of the 61 counties in Minnesota. Overall, the Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington-WI area has 1,729,750 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 0.4% unemployment rate, $23.40/hr average worker wage, and a $48,670 average annual salary. Thus, about 0.133 out of every 1000 jobs in Minneapolis are held by fine artists, including painters, sculptors, and illustrators, and 0.236/1000 are held by electrical and electronics drafters.
Of the 12 art and design schools in Minneapolis, only 3 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) for art and design students, with Minneapolis Community and Technical College as the lowest, reported at only $13,072/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Minneapolis|
|St Louis Park||MN||-||1||8.81324||12||3.9 miles|
|Saint Louis Park||MN||46,353||2||11.1178||24||4.5 miles|
|Mendota Heights||MN||-||2||22.3643||19||8.3 miles|
|Saint Paul||MN||281,501||17||26.5648||744||8.4 miles|
|Brooklyn Center||MN||-||2||15.2653||32||8.6 miles|
|Brooklyn Park||MN||72,758||3||8.3746||127||11.1 miles|
|Eden Prairie||MN||62,379||2||4.18307||19||12.0 miles|
|Inver Grove Heights||MN||-||1||10.5306||43||13.6 miles|
|Maple Grove||MN||63,633||0||-||0||13.9 miles|
|White Bear Lake||MN||-||1||10.7099||66||15.4 miles|
|Lake Elmo||MN||-||1||0.0||0||19.3 miles|
|Saint Peter||MN||-||1||36.7798||76||56.1 miles|
|Saint Cloud||MN||67,771||3||25.374||204||59.9 miles|
|Pine City||MN||-||1||14.515||24||62.2 miles|
|North Mankato||MN||-||1||14.452||54||66.2 miles|
|Eau Claire||WI||66,106||3||29.3261||160||87.8 miles|