Washington contains 60 schools that offer art and design programs. University of Washington-Seattle Campus, the highest-ranking art and design school in WA, has a total student population of 45,943 and is the 26th highest ranked school in America.
Of the 60 art and design schools in Washington, only 6 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, University of Puget Sound comes out as the most expensive ($29,490/yr), with Bellevue College as the lowest recorded at only $4,749/yr.
Art and Design students from Washington 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 Washington alone, there are 1,200 employed electrical and electronics drafters earning an average yearly salary of $63,510. Fine artists, including painters, sculptors, and illustrators in this state earn $50,720/yr and there are 200 employed.
Also, within the art and design schools in Washington, the average student population is 3,354 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 17 to 1. Aside from art and design, there are 3883 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 2,017 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $3,803, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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