Tennessee contains 93 schools that offer art and design programs. Vanderbilt University, the highest-ranking art and design school in TN, has a total student population of 12,506 and is the 17th highest ranked school in America.
Of the 93 art and design schools in Tennessee, only 6 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Rhodes College comes out as the most expensive ($25,801/yr), with Tennessee Technology Center at Jackson as the lowest recorded at only $3,564/yr.
Art and Design students from Tennessee 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 Tennessee alone, there are 570 employed electrical and electronics drafters earning an average yearly salary of $53,590. Fine artists, including painters, sculptors, and illustrators in this state earn $45,910/yr and there are 60 employed.
Also, within the art and design schools in Tennessee, the average student population is 2,002 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 17 to 1. Aside from art and design, there are 4116 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 2,154 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $4,032, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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