Rhode Island contains fifteen schools that offer art and design programs. Brown University, the highest-ranking art and design school in RI, has a total student population of 8,574 and is the 9th highest ranked school in America.
Of the 15 art and design schools in Rhode Island, only 2 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Rhode Island School of Design comes out as the most expensive ($35,991/yr), with Community College of Rhode Island as the lowest recorded at only $3,892/yr.
Art and Design students from Rhode Island 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 Rhode Island alone, there are employed electrical and electronics drafters earning an average yearly salary of $53,820. Fine artists, including painters, sculptors, and illustrators in this state earn $50,000/yr and there are 30 employed.
Also, within the art and design schools in Rhode Island, the average student population is 3,268 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 15 to 1. Aside from art and design, there are 763 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 7,540 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $4,892, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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