Allentown, PA (population: 107,685) has two art schools within its city limits. Muhlenberg College, the highest ranked school in the city with an art program, has a total student population of 2,517. It is the 116th highest ranked school in the USA and the 10th highest in the state of Pennsylvania (#1 is University of Pennsylvania).
Art students from Allentown 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.
Allentown lies in Lehigh county, which is one of the 32 counties in Pennsylvania. Overall, the Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton-NJ area has 330,130 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.2% unemployment rate, $19.60/hr average worker wage, and a $40,780 average annual salary.
Of the 2 art schools in Allentown, none have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Muhlenberg College comes out as the most expensive ($29,144/yr) for art students, with Cedar Crest College as the lowest, reported at only $21,887/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Allentown|
|Center Valley||PA||-||2||15.5079||66||6.7 miles|
|North Wales||PA||-||1||28.6361||21||28.9 miles|
|East Stroudsburg||PA||-||1||60.9016||70||31.8 miles|
|Willow Grove||PA||-||3||11.6322||2||36.9 miles|
|Saint Davids||PA||-||1||63.725||73||39.0 miles|
|Wilkes Barre||PA||-||4||40.1855||76||49.4 miles|
|West Windsor||NJ||-||1||10.9855||60||49.9 miles|
|Cherry Hill||NJ||67,762||4||25.0729||31||54.6 miles|
|New Brunswick||NJ||52,736||2||41.2629||152||54.7 miles|
|Mount Laurel||NJ||-||1||24.9456||10||55.6 miles|