Seattle, WA (population: 614,214) has twelve art and design schools within its city limits. University of Washington-Seattle Campus, the highest ranked school in the city with an art and design program, has a total student population of 45,943. It is the 26th highest ranked school in the USA and the highest in the state of Washington. To learn more about art and design programs in Seattle, ratemyprofessors.com has reviews of art and design professors at University of Washington such as Sang-gyeun Ahn, Stephanie Andrews, Paul Berger, Sean Bolan, Clare Bright, and David Brody.
Art and Design students from Seattle 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 Seattle-Bellevue-Everett Metropolitan area alone, there are 880 employed electrical and electronics drafters earning an average salary of $67,210. Fine artists, including painters, sculptors, and illustrators in this area earn $52,250/yr and there are ** employed.
Seattle lies in King county, which is one of the 24 counties in Washington. Overall, the Seattle-Bellevue-Everett Metropolitan area has 1,404,710 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 0.7% unemployment rate, $25.60/hr average worker wage, and a $53,240 average annual salary. Thus, about ** out of every 1000 jobs in Seattle are held by fine artists, including painters, sculptors, and illustrators, and 0.624/1000 are held by electrical and electronics drafters.
Of the 12 art and design schools in Seattle, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, The Art Institute of Seattle comes out as the most expensive ($28,174/yr) for art and design students, with Seattle Community College-South Campus as the lowest, reported at only $6,159/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Seattle|
|Federal Way||WA||84,659||2||22.1387||18||21.4 miles|
|South Hill||WA||63,243||0||-||0||33.4 miles|