South Carolina contains 57 schools that offer art and design programs. Clemson University, the highest-ranking art and design school in SC, has a total student population of 19,111 and is the 86th highest ranked school in America.
Of the 57 art and design schools in South Carolina, only 4 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, The Art Institute of Charleston comes out as the most expensive ($45,006/yr), with Horry-Georgetown Technical College as the lowest recorded at only $5,043/yr.
Art and Design students from South 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 South Carolina alone, there are 620 employed electrical and electronics drafters earning an average yearly salary of $52,210. Fine artists, including painters, sculptors, and illustrators in this state earn $26,290/yr and there are 80 employed.
Also, within the art and design schools in South Carolina, the average student population is 2,446 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 17 to 1. Aside from art and design, there are 2873 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 2,037 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $5,801, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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