North Carolina contains 119 schools that offer art and design programs. Duke University, the highest-ranking art and design school in NC, has a total student population of 14,350 and is the 15th highest ranked school in America.
Of the 119 art and design schools in North Carolina, only 8 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, The Art Institute of Charlotte comes out as the most expensive ($31,116/yr), with Pamlico Community College as the lowest recorded at only $1,351/yr.
Art and Design students from North Carolina 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 North Carolina alone, there are 760 employed electrical and electronics drafters earning an average yearly salary of $50,560. Fine artists, including painters, sculptors, and illustrators in this state earn $40,600/yr and there are 170 employed.
Also, within the art and design schools in North Carolina, the average student population is 3,455 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 15 to 1. Aside from art and design, there are 6640 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 3,218 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $2,155, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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