Pennsylvania contains 173 schools that offer art and design programs. University of Pennsylvania, the highest-ranking art and design school in PA, has a total student population of 24,599 and is the 5th highest ranked school in America.
Of the 173 art and design schools in Pennsylvania, only 8 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Saint Joseph's University comes out as the most expensive ($34,548/yr), with East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania as the lowest recorded at only $10,635/yr.
Art and Design students from Pennsylvania 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 Pennsylvania alone, there are 1,420 employed electrical and electronics drafters earning an average yearly salary of $51,410. Fine artists, including painters, sculptors, and illustrators in this state earn $44,800/yr and there are 250 employed.
Also, within the art and design schools in Pennsylvania, the average student population is 2,077 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 15 to 1. Aside from art and design, there are 10679 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 2,747 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $9,718, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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