Omaha, NE (population: 449,283) has seven art and design schools within its city limits. Xenon International Academy II Inc, the highest ranked school in the city with an art and design program, has a total student population of 286. It is the 952nd highest ranked school in the USA and the 7th highest in the state of Nebraska (#1 is University of Nebraska at Kearney).
Art and Design students from Omaha 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.
Omaha lies in Douglas county, which is one of the 40 counties in Nebraska. Overall, the Omaha-Council Bluffs-IA area has 452,130 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 0.8% unemployment rate, $19.23/hr average worker wage, and a $40,000 average annual salary.
Of the 7 art and design schools in Omaha, only 2 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Creighton University comes out as the most expensive ($25,370/yr) for art and design students, with Metropolitan Community College Area as the lowest, reported at only $6,723/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Omaha|
|Council Bluffs||IA||59,918||3||15.2545||57||7.9 miles|
|Sioux City||IA||83,250||6||24.3659||219||88.0 miles|