Poughkeepsie, NY has three art schools within its city limits. Vassar College, the highest ranked school in the city with an art program, has a total student population of 2,453. It is the 43rd highest ranked school in the USA and the 4th highest in the state of New York (#1 is Columbia University in the City of New York). To learn more about art programs in Poughkeepsie, ratemyprofessors.com has reviews of art professors at Vassar College such as Richard Bosman, Peter Charlap, Eve D'Ambra, Yvonne Elete, Laura Newman, and Harry Roseman.
Art students from Poughkeepsie 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.
Poughkeepsie lies in Dutchess county, which is one of the 28 counties in New York. Overall, the Poughkeepsie-Newburgh-Middletown area has 245,880 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.2% unemployment rate, $21.87/hr average worker wage, and a $45,480 average annual salary.
Of the 3 art schools in Poughkeepsie, none have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Marist College comes out as the most expensive ($27,473/yr) for art students, with Dutchess Community College as the lowest, reported at only $5,874/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Poughkeepsie|
|Hyde Park||NY||-||1||37.5099||6||6.3 miles|
|New Paltz||NY||-||1||36.3278||86||9.2 miles|
|West Point||NY||-||1||80.8664||76||21.4 miles|
|White Plains||NY||57,617||2||21.3371||15||47.8 miles|
|New Rochelle||NY||74,592||3||35.7163||149||54.5 miles|
|Mount Vernon||NY||68,747||8||36.4632||259||54.9 miles|
|West Paterson||NJ||-||1||20.7455||20||57.8 miles|
|New Haven||CT||123,302||4||21.032||186||58.5 miles|
|North Haven||CT||-||1||35.1029||2||59.0 miles|