Minneapolis, MN (population: 386,751) has six art schools within its city limits. University of Minnesota-Twin Cities, the highest ranked school in the city with an art program, has a total student population of 51,659. It is the 31st highest ranked school in the USA and the highest in the state of Minnesota. To learn more about art programs in Minneapolis, ratemyprofessors.com has reviews of art professors at University of Minnesota such as Christine Baeumler, Jason Gaspar, Sam Hoolihan, Chris Larson, Alice Lovejoy, and Ali Momeni.
Art students from Minneapolis 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 Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington-WI area alone, there are ** employed craft artists earning an average salary of $33,350. Fine artists, including painters, sculptors, and illustrators in this area earn $44,300/yr and there are 230 employed.
Minneapolis lies in Hennepin county, which is one of the 61 counties in Minnesota. Overall, the Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington-WI area has 1,729,750 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 0.4% unemployment rate, $23.40/hr average worker wage, and a $48,670 average annual salary. Thus, about 0.133 out of every 1000 jobs in Minneapolis are held by fine artists, including painters, sculptors, and illustrators, and **/1000 are held by craft artists.
Of the 6 art schools in Minneapolis, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Minneapolis College of Art and Design comes out as the most expensive ($30,527/yr) for art students, with University of Minnesota-Twin Cities as the lowest, reported at only $14,061/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Minneapolis|
|St Louis Park||MN||-||1||8.81324||12||3.9 miles|
|Saint Louis Park||MN||46,353||2||11.1178||24||4.5 miles|
|Mendota Heights||MN||-||2||22.3643||19||8.3 miles|
|Saint Paul||MN||281,501||17||26.5648||744||8.4 miles|
|Brooklyn Center||MN||-||2||15.2653||32||8.6 miles|
|Brooklyn Park||MN||72,758||3||8.3746||127||11.1 miles|
|Eden Prairie||MN||62,379||2||4.18307||19||12.0 miles|
|Inver Grove Heights||MN||-||1||10.5306||43||13.6 miles|
|Maple Grove||MN||63,633||0||-||0||13.9 miles|
|White Bear Lake||MN||-||1||10.7099||66||15.4 miles|
|Lake Elmo||MN||-||1||0.0||0||19.3 miles|
|Saint Peter||MN||-||1||36.7798||76||56.1 miles|
|Saint Cloud||MN||67,771||3||25.374||204||59.9 miles|
|Pine City||MN||-||1||14.515||24||62.2 miles|
|North Mankato||MN||-||1||14.452||54||66.2 miles|
|Eau Claire||WI||66,106||3||29.3261||160||87.8 miles|