Virginia contains 78 schools that offer art and design programs. Washington and Lee University, the highest-ranking art and design school in VA, has a total student population of 2,153 and is the 47th highest ranked school in America.
Of the 78 art and design schools in Virginia, only 7 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, The Art Institute of Washington comes out as the most expensive ($42,518/yr), with Northern Virginia Community College as the lowest recorded at only $5,953/yr.
Art and Design students from Virginia 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 Virginia alone, there are 710 employed electrical and electronics drafters earning an average yearly salary of $58,050. Fine artists, including painters, sculptors, and illustrators in this state earn $39,610/yr and there are 430 employed.
Also, within the art and design schools in Virginia, the average student population is 3,287 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 16 to 1. Aside from art and design, there are 3782 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 2,568 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $4,181, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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