Wisconsin contains 59 schools that offer art and design programs. University of Wisconsin-Madison, the highest-ranking art and design school in WI, has a total student population of 41,654 and is the 23rd highest ranked school in America.
Of the 59 art and design schools in Wisconsin, only 8 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Empire Beauty School-Madison comes out as the most expensive ($38,136/yr), with Lac Courte Oreilles Ojibwa Community College as the lowest recorded at only $1,721/yr.
Art and Design students from Wisconsin 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 Wisconsin alone, there are 730 employed electrical and electronics drafters earning an average yearly salary of $49,210. Fine artists, including painters, sculptors, and illustrators in this state earn $37,090/yr and there are 110 employed.
Also, within the art and design schools in Wisconsin, the average student population is 3,620 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 15 to 1. Aside from art and design, there are 4047 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 2,987 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $4,857, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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