Nashua, NH (population: 86,706) has one art school within its city limits. Rivier College has a total student population of 2,256. It is the 523rd highest ranked school in the USA and the 3rd highest in the state of New Hampshire (#1 is Saint Anselm College).
Art students from Nashua 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.
Nashua lies in Hillsborough county, which is one of the 6 counties in New Hampshire. Overall, the Nashua-MA NECTA area has 134,310 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 2.0% unemployment rate, $23.32/hr average worker wage, and a $48,510 average annual salary.
After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Rivier College ends up costing a student $22,304/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Nashua|
|North Andover||MA||-||1||30.19||56||18.4 miles|
|Chestnut Hill||MA||-||2||53.2355||134||33.2 miles|