Muncie, IN (population: 64,234) has one art school within its city limits. Ball State University has a total student population of 21,401. It is the 196th highest ranked school in the USA and the 8th highest in the state of Indiana (#1 is Indiana University-Bloomington).
Art students from Muncie 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.
Muncie lies in Delaware county, which is one of the 39 counties in Indiana. Overall, the Muncie area has 45,870 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 4.7% unemployment rate, $17.66/hr average worker wage, and a $36,730 average annual salary.
After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Ball State University ends up costing a student $12,601/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Muncie|
|North Manchester||IN||-||1||55.0629||70||58.8 miles|
|Fort Wayne||IN||253,250||14||20.2986||342||61.6 miles|
|West Lafayette||IN||-||1||78.6553||122||81.6 miles|
|Concord Twp||OH||-||1||37.8234||22||82.1 miles|
|Yellow Springs||OH||-||2||0.482738||0||84.2 miles|
|Crestview Hills||KY||-||1||24.073||65||91.8 miles|