Commerce City, CO (population: 46,807) has nine art schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Colorado College, the highest ranked school in this group with an art program, has a total student population of 2,032. It is the 92nd highest ranked school in the USA and the highest in the state of Colorado.
Art students from Commerce City 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 Denver-Aurora area alone, there are ** employed craft artists earning an average salary of $31,080. Fine artists, including painters, sculptors, and illustrators in this area earn $*/yr and there are 40 employed.
Commerce City lies in Adams county, which is one of the 55 counties in Colorado. Overall, the Denver-Aurora area has 1,218,790 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1% unemployment rate, $23/hr average worker wage, and a $48,560 average annual salary. Thus, about 0 out of every 1000 jobs in Commerce City are held by fine artists, including painters, sculptors, and illustrators, and **/1000 are held by craft artists.
Of the 9 art schools with a 100-mile radius of Commerce City, only 4 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, University of Denver comes out as the most expensive ($31,044/yr) for art students, with Laramie County Community College as the lowest, reported at only $5,768/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Commerce City|
|Greenwood Village||CO||-||2||15.5036||87||18.0 miles|
|Highlands Ranch||CO||129,817||0||-||0||22.8 miles|
|Lone Tree||CO||-||1||9.20591||39||23.1 miles|
|Castle Rock||CO||49,815||0||-||0||33.9 miles|
|Fort Collins||CO||141,921||5||27.6422||154||48.9 miles|
|Colorado Springs||CO||388,306||17||23.417||343||70.1 miles|