Hempstead, NY (population: 54,072) has one art school within its city limits. Hofstra University has a total student population of 12,068. It is the 1683rd highest ranked school in the USA and the 146th highest in the state of New York (#1 is Columbia University in the City of New York).
Art students from Hempstead 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 Nassau-Suffolk Metropolitan area alone, there are ** employed craft artists earning an average salary of $27,090. Fine artists, including painters, sculptors, and illustrators in this area earn $36,930/yr and there are 150 employed.
Hempstead lies in Nassau county, which is one of the 28 counties in New York. Overall, the Nassau-Suffolk Metropolitan area has 1,225,710 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.1% unemployment rate, $24.13/hr average worker wage, and a $50,190 average annual salary. Thus, about 0.119 out of every 1000 jobs in Hempstead are held by fine artists, including painters, sculptors, and illustrators, and **/1000 are held by craft artists.
After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Hofstra University ends up costing a student $28,999/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Hempstead|
|Garden City||NY||-||5||29.9653||250||2.0 miles|
|Fresh Meadows||NY||-||1||41.5392||2||8.7 miles|
|Far Rockaway||NY||-||2||14.0585||4||9.6 miles|
|Rego Park||NY||-||1||27.7974||9||12.8 miles|
|Jackson Heights||NY||-||1||28.2916||7||14.4 miles|
|New York City||NY||8,459,026||86||26.2632||1,528||16.9 miles|
|New Rochelle||NY||74,592||3||35.7163||149||17.4 miles|
|Long Island City||NY||-||4||18.9499||59||17.5 miles|
|Mount Vernon||NY||68,747||8||36.4632||259||18.2 miles|
|West New York||NJ||47,282||1||33.6373||6||19.5 miles|
|North Bergen||NJ||59,771||0||-||0||22.4 miles|
|Jersey City||NJ||242,594||10||25.9195||190||23.1 miles|
|White Plains||NY||57,617||2||21.3371||15||23.3 miles|