Salt Lake City, UT (population: 184,856) has six art and design schools within its city limits. University of Utah, the highest ranked school in the city with an art and design program, has a total student population of 29,284. It is the 129th highest ranked school in the USA and the highest in the state of Utah.
Art and Design students from Salt Lake City 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 Salt Lake City area alone, there are ** employed electrical and electronics drafters earning an average salary of $52,760. Fine artists, including painters, sculptors, and illustrators in this area earn $43,330/yr and there are 40 employed.
Salt Lake City lies in Salt Lake county, which is one of the 16 counties in Utah. Overall, the Salt Lake City area has 609,730 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 0.8% unemployment rate, $19.97/hr average worker wage, and a $41,530 average annual salary. Thus, about 0.059 out of every 1000 jobs in Salt Lake City are held by fine artists, including painters, sculptors, and illustrators, and **/1000 are held by electrical and electronics drafters.
Of the 6 art and design schools in Salt Lake City, only 3 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, University of Phoenix-Utah Campus comes out as the most expensive ($24,719/yr) for art and design students, with Latter-day Saints Business College as the lowest, reported at only $9,403/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Salt Lake City|
|West Valley City||UT||125,842||2||24.4175||17||7.5 miles|
|South Jordan||UT||57,903||1||13.1531||4||15.4 miles|