Stockton, CA (population: 291,422) has one art school within its city limits. University of the Pacific has a total student population of 6,401. It is the 228th highest ranked school in the USA and the 22nd highest in the state of California (#1 is University of California-Los Angeles).
Art students from Stockton 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.
Stockton lies in San Joaquin county, which is one of the 57 counties in California. Overall, the Stockton area has 208,630 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 2% unemployment rate, $20/hr average worker wage, and a $42,060 average annual salary.
After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, University of the Pacific ends up costing a student $25,776/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Stockton|
|Walnut Creek||CA||64,055||0||-||0||40.1 miles|
|West Sacramento||CA||50,542||1||29.8049||4||42.8 miles|
|Rancho Cordova||CA||65,274||3||17.1477||50||43.6 miles|
|Castro Valley||CA||65,952||0||-||0||44.7 miles|
|Union City||CA||76,462||1||13.7752||0||46.5 miles|
|San Leandro||CA||78,904||1||29.9223||11||49.3 miles|
|San Jose||CA||977,893||9||20.6572||297||55.0 miles|
|Santa Clara||CA||112,889||4||29.9373||188||55.0 miles|