Worcester, MA (population: 174,854) has two art schools within its city limits. Clark University, the highest ranked school in the city with an art program, has a total student population of 3,416. It is the 1261st highest ranked school in the USA and the 62nd highest in the state of Massachusetts (#1 is Harvard University).
Art students from Worcester 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.
Worcester lies in Worcester county, which is one of the 12 counties in Massachusetts. Overall, the Worcester-CT area has 239,370 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.7% unemployment rate, $22.49/hr average worker wage, and a $46,790 average annual salary.
Of the 2 art schools in Worcester, none have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Assumption College comes out as the most expensive ($26,470/yr) for art students, with Clark University as the lowest, reported at only $23,761/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Worcester|
|North Attleborough||MA||43,307||0||-||0||32.2 miles|
|Chestnut Hill||MA||-||2||53.2355||134||32.9 miles|
|East Providence||RI||48,249||1||29.3002||11||39.9 miles|