South Hill, WA (population: 63,243) has forty-three art and design schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. University of Washington-Seattle Campus, the highest ranked school in this group 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 South Hill, 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 South Hill 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.
South Hill lies in Pierce county, which is one of the 24 counties in Washington. Overall, the Tacoma Metropolitan area has 265,490 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.3% unemployment rate, $21.39/hr average worker wage, and a $44,480 average annual salary.
Of the 43 art and design schools with a 100-mile radius of South Hill, only 3 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) for art and design students, with Bellevue College as the lowest, reported at only $4,749/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from South Hill|
|Federal Way||WA||84,659||2||22.1387||18||12.2 miles|