Avondale, AZ (population: 89,387) has one art school within its city limits. Estrella Mountain Community College has a total student population of 7,202. It is the 5355th highest ranked school in the USA and the 84th highest in the state of Arizona (#1 is Northern Arizona University). To learn more about art programs in Avondale, ratemyprofessors.com has reviews of art professors at Estrella Mountain Community College such as Mary Burdett, Richard Gross, Erin Morris, and Amy Ronhovde.
Art students from Avondale schools who go on to become artists, animators, animation designers, animation artists, 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, Craft artists make on average $33,070 per year and there are about 5,380 of them employed in the US today. In fact, in the Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale area alone, there are 80 employed craft artists earning an average salary of $29,370. Fine artists, including painters, sculptors, and illustrators in this area earn $43,930/yr and there are 100 employed.
Avondale lies in Maricopa county, which is one of the 15 counties in Arizona. Overall, the Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale area has 1,763,410 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1% unemployment rate, $20/hr average worker wage, and a $41,930 average annual salary. Thus, about 0 out of every 1000 jobs in Avondale are held by fine artists, including painters, sculptors, and illustrators, and 0/1000 are held by craft artists.
After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Estrella Mountain Community College ends up costing a student $7,811/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Avondale|
|Casa Grande||AZ||47,388||1||16.7022||3||49.7 miles|
|Prescott Valley||AZ||41,046||1||8.12951||6||82.3 miles|