West Virginia contains 29 schools that offer art and design programs. Marshall University, the highest-ranking art and design school in WV, has a total student population of 13,776 and is the 341st highest ranked school in America.
Of the 29 art and design schools in West Virginia, only 3 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, University of Charleston comes out as the most expensive ($24,334/yr), with Southern West Virginia Community and Technical College as the lowest recorded at only $1,483/yr.
Art and Design students from West Virginia 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 West Virginia alone, there are 160 employed electrical and electronics drafters earning an average yearly salary of $42,610. Fine artists, including painters, sculptors, and illustrators in this state earn $18,590/yr and there are 30 employed.
Also, within the art and design schools in West Virginia, the average student population is 1,951 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 15 to 1. Aside from art and design, there are 1870 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 1,415 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $3,827, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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