Albany, NY (population: 92,804) has three art schools within its city limits. SUNY at Albany, the highest ranked school in the city with an art program, has a total student population of 18,020. It is the 980th highest ranked school in the USA and the 85th highest in the state of New York (#1 is Columbia University in the City of New York). To learn more about art programs in Albany, ratemyprofessors.com has reviews of art professors at SUNY at Albany such as Erin Aubeuf, Kathryn Bilharz, Roger Bisbing, Colin Boyd, David Carbone, and Tara Ebeling.
Art students from Albany 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.
Albany lies in Albany county, which is one of the 28 counties in New York. Overall, the Albany-Schenectady-Troy area has 434,590 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.1% unemployment rate, $21.78/hr average worker wage, and a $45,310 average annual salary.
Of the 3 art schools in Albany, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, The College of Saint Rose comes out as the most expensive ($21,359/yr) for art students, with SUNY at Albany as the lowest, reported at only $13,407/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Albany|
|Hyde Park||NY||-||1||37.5099||6||61.0 miles|
|New Paltz||NY||-||1||36.3278||86||65.5 miles|
|East Windsor||CT||-||1||6.26683||12||82.2 miles|
|East Hartford||CT||51,288||4||22.8181||50||87.3 miles|
|West Point||NY||-||1||80.8664||76||88.8 miles|