Oakdale, NY has one art school within its city limits. Dowling College has a total student population of 5,532. It is the 4021st highest ranked school in the USA and the 271st highest in the state of New York (#1 is Columbia University in the City of New York).
Art students from Oakdale 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.
Oakdale lies in Suffolk 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 Oakdale 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, Dowling College ends up costing a student $19,161/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Oakdale|
|Garden City||NY||-||5||29.9653||250||26.0 miles|
|Fresh Meadows||NY||-||1||41.5392||2||33.6 miles|
|Far Rockaway||NY||-||2||14.0585||4||33.7 miles|
|New Rochelle||NY||74,592||3||35.7163||149||35.7 miles|
|White Plains||NY||57,617||2||21.3371||15||37.7 miles|
|Rego Park||NY||-||1||27.7974||9||38.0 miles|
|Mount Vernon||NY||68,747||8||36.4632||259||38.0 miles|
|Jackson Heights||NY||-||1||28.2916||7||39.1 miles|