Hayward, CA (population: 145,517) has two art schools within its city limits. California State University-East Bay, the highest ranked school in the city with an art program, has a total student population of 14,749. It is the 2414th highest ranked school in the USA and the 227th highest in the state of California (#1 is University of California-Los Angeles). To learn more about art programs in Hayward, ratemyprofessors.com has reviews of art professors at California State University such as Lanier Graham.
Art students from Hayward 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.
Hayward lies in Alameda county, which is one of the 57 counties in California. Overall, the Oakland-Fremont-Hayward Metropolitan area has 990,570 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1% unemployment rate, $26/hr average worker wage, and a $54,590 average annual salary.
Of the 2 art schools in Hayward, both of them have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Chabot College comes out as the most expensive ($7,605/yr) for art students, with California State University-East Bay as the lowest, reported at only $7,105/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Hayward|
|Union City||CA||76,462||1||13.7752||0||4.8 miles|
|Castro Valley||CA||65,952||0||-||0||6.0 miles|
|San Leandro||CA||78,904||1||29.9223||11||6.2 miles|
|San Mateo||CA||93,990||1||15.1982||101||12.5 miles|
|South San Francisco||CA||64,345||0||-||0||17.6 miles|
|Walnut Creek||CA||64,055||0||-||0||19.0 miles|
|Santa Clara||CA||112,889||4||29.9373||188||19.3 miles|
|San Francisco||CA||817,411||21||17.5697||455||21.5 miles|
|San Jose||CA||977,893||9||20.6572||297||26.6 miles|
|Santa Cruz||CA||57,690||2||37.6705||80||45.8 miles|
|West Sacramento||CA||50,542||1||29.8049||4||71.0 miles|