Scottsdale, AZ (population: 241,464) has one art school within its city limits. Scottsdale Community College has a total student population of 10,923. It is the 5325th highest ranked school in the USA and the 82nd highest in the state of Arizona (#1 is Northern Arizona University).
Art students from Scottsdale 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.
Scottsdale 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 Scottsdale 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, Scottsdale Community College ends up costing a student $9,012/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Scottsdale|
|Casa Grande||AZ||47,388||1||16.7022||3||55.8 miles|
|Prescott Valley||AZ||41,046||1||8.12951||6||68.7 miles|