Racine, WI (population: 82,139) has one hundred and forty-five art and design schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Northwestern University, the highest ranked school in this group with an art and design program, has a total student population of 19,853. It is the 11th highest ranked school in the USA and the highest in the state of Illinois.
Art and Design students from Racine 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.
Racine lies in Racine county, which is one of the 34 counties in Wisconsin. Overall, the Racine area has 73,800 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 2.3% unemployment rate, $18.69/hr average worker wage, and a $38,880 average annual salary.
Of the 145 art and design schools with a 100-mile radius of Racine, only 13 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, The Institute of Beauty and Wellness comes out as the most expensive ($29,676/yr) for art and design students, with Rosel School of Cosmetology as the lowest, reported at only $4,320/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Racine|
|West Allis||WI||59,345||1||16.5935||7||22.3 miles|
|Crystal Lake||IL||42,672||3||24.3677||64||43.6 miles|
|Arlington Heights||IL||73,268||1||24.4091||3||45.1 miles|
|Mount Prospect||IL||52,994||2||36.9644||21||46.1 miles|
|Des Plaines||IL||57,512||1||11.0092||69||48.6 miles|
|Hoffman Estates||IL||54,568||1||19.0736||10||49.3 miles|
|West Dundee||IL||-||1||23.2604||5||49.9 miles|
|Hanover Park||IL||-||1||22.3828||2||53.4 miles|
|River Grove||IL||-||1||11.7006||67||55.6 miles|
|River Forest||IL||-||2||45.0836||173||57.6 miles|
|Glendale Heights||IL||-||1||27.7281||3||57.7 miles|
|Oak Park||IL||49,270||1||1.32863||0||58.1 miles|
|Carol Stream||IL||40,639||0||-||0||58.4 miles|
|Villa Park||IL||-||2||31.4324||7||58.8 miles|