Northampton, MA has one art school within its city limits. Smith College has a total student population of 3,121. It is the 927th highest ranked school in the USA and the 45th highest in the state of Massachusetts (#1 is Harvard University). To learn more about art programs in Northampton, ratemyprofessors.com has reviews of art professors at Smith College such as Carl Caivano, Chester Michalik, Jim Middlebrook, John E. Moore, John Slepian, and Fraser Stables.
Art students from Northampton 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.
Northampton lies in Hampshire county, which is one of the 12 counties in Massachusetts. Overall, the Springfield-CT area has 287,790 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.9% unemployment rate, $20.80/hr average worker wage, and a $43,250 average annual salary.
After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Smith College ends up costing a student $22,296/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Northampton|
|East Windsor||CT||-||1||6.26683||12||28.6 miles|
|East Hartford||CT||51,288||4||22.8181||50||39.1 miles|
|North Haven||CT||-||1||35.1029||2||65.6 miles|
|North Attleborough||MA||43,307||0||-||0||71.6 miles|
|Old Lyme||CT||-||1||63.6175||6||71.6 miles|
|New Haven||CT||123,302||4||21.032||186||71.7 miles|