Montclair, NJ has one art school within its city limits. Montclair State University has a total student population of 18,171. It is the 247th highest ranked school in the USA and the 7th highest in the state of New Jersey (#1 is Rutgers University-New Brunswick).
Art students from Montclair 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.
Montclair lies in Essex county, which is one of the 11 counties in New Jersey. Overall, the Newark-Union-PA Metropolitan area has 974,700 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.6% unemployment rate, $25.36/hr average worker wage, and a $52,760 average annual salary.
After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Montclair State University ends up costing a student $11,392/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Montclair|
|West Orange||NJ||49,330||0||-||0||3.6 miles|
|West Paterson||NJ||-||1||20.7455||20||4.5 miles|
|South Orange||NJ||-||1||63.933||113||6.0 miles|
|North Bergen||NJ||59,771||0||-||0||9.7 miles|
|Jersey City||NJ||242,594||10||25.9195||190||11.2 miles|
|West New York||NJ||47,282||1||33.6373||6||12.6 miles|
|Long Island City||NY||-||4||18.9499||59||14.7 miles|
|Staten Island||NY||-||3||40.1655||127||17.1 miles|
|Jackson Heights||NY||-||1||28.2916||7||17.6 miles|
|New York City||NY||8,459,026||86||26.2632||1,528||17.7 miles|