San Diego, CA (population: 1,309,749) has six art schools within its city limits. University of San Diego, the highest ranked school in the city with an art program, has a total student population of 7,868. It is the 155th highest ranked school in the USA and the 18th highest in the state of California (#1 is University of California-Los Angeles). To learn more about art programs in San Diego, ratemyprofessors.com has reviews of art professors at University of San Diego such as Maryann Luera, Duncan McCosker, Iana Quesnell, and Michael Rich.
Art students from San Diego 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 San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos area alone, there are 50 employed craft artists earning an average salary of $40,330. Fine artists, including painters, sculptors, and illustrators in this area earn $70,820/yr and there are 70 employed.
San Diego lies in San Diego county, which is one of the 57 counties in California. Overall, the San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos area has 1,279,330 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1% unemployment rate, $23/hr average worker wage, and a $48,860 average annual salary. Thus, about 0 out of every 1000 jobs in San Diego are held by fine artists, including painters, sculptors, and illustrators, and 0/1000 are held by craft artists.
Of the 6 art schools in San Diego, only 4 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, University of San Diego comes out as the most expensive ($30,044/yr) for art students, with San Diego City College as the lowest, reported at only $6,682/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from San Diego|
|Chula Vista||CA||226,606||2||21.0599||146||13.7 miles|
|San Marcos||CA||82,614||4||36.7693||363||22.9 miles|
|Laguna Niguel||CA||65,471||0||-||0||59.4 miles|
|Lake Elsinore||CA||56,703||0||-||0||60.4 miles|
|Aliso Viejo||CA||42,862||1||75.2668||4||62.7 miles|
|Mission Viejo||CA||95,388||1||19.6994||137||62.7 miles|
|Laguna Beach||CA||-||1||20.4608||2||62.9 miles|
|Newport Beach||CA||80,777||1||0.80626||0||69.6 miles|
|Costa Mesa||CA||113,091||7||22.8122||265||74.3 miles|
|Palm Desert||CA||52,240||2||19.2411||98||77.3 miles|
|Fountain Valley||CA||56,133||3||26.6774||70||77.9 miles|
|Cathedral City||CA||53,114||0||-||0||80.8 miles|
|Garden Grove||CA||167,800||4||26.4852||22||82.2 miles|
|Yorba Linda||CA||67,194||0||-||0||83.1 miles|
|Chino Hills||CA||74,322||0||-||0||87.6 miles|
|Long Beach||CA||464,505||6||26.5161||271||89.8 miles|
|Diamond Bar||CA||57,662||0||-||0||91.0 miles|