Las Vegas, NV (population: 570,083) has eight art and design schools within its city limits. University of Nevada-Las Vegas, the highest ranked school in the city with an art and design program, has a total student population of 29,080. It is the 1903rd highest ranked school in the USA and the 3rd highest in the state of Nevada (#1 is Euphoria Institute of Beauty Arts & Sciences). To learn more about art and design programs in Las Vegas, ratemyprofessors.com has reviews of art and design professors at University of Nevada such as Ann Flemming.
Art and Design students from Las Vegas 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 Las Vegas-Paradise area alone, there are 200 employed electrical and electronics drafters earning an average salary of $61,700. Fine artists, including painters, sculptors, and illustrators in this area earn $37,230/yr and there are ** employed.
Las Vegas lies in Clark county, which is one of the 8 counties in Nevada. Overall, the Las Vegas-Paradise area has 858,540 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.0% unemployment rate, $19.26/hr average worker wage, and a $40,070 average annual salary. Thus, about ** out of every 1000 jobs in Las Vegas are held by fine artists, including painters, sculptors, and illustrators, and 0.237/1000 are held by electrical and electronics drafters.
Of the 8 art and design schools in Las Vegas, only 2 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Euphoria Institute of Beauty Arts & Sciences comes out as the most expensive ($35,651/yr) for art and design students, with University of Nevada-Las Vegas as the lowest, reported at only $8,166/yr.