Fairmont, WV has one art school within its city limits. Fairmont State University has a total student population of 4,574. It is the 3596th highest ranked school in the USA and the 50th highest in the state of West Virginia (#1 is Marshall University). To learn more about art programs in Fairmont, ratemyprofessors.com has reviews of art professors at Fairmont State University such as Jennifer Boggess, Veronique Cote, Mariam Hollinger, Conner Kat, Nicole Peters, and Barry Snyder.
Art students from Fairmont 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.
Fairmont lies in Marion county, which is one of the 16 counties in West Virginia. Overall, the North Central West Virginia nonmetropolitan area has 138,560 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.3% unemployment rate, $15.71/hr average worker wage, and a $32,690 average annual salary.
After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Fairmont State University ends up costing a student $10,217/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Fairmont|
|Saint Clairsville||OH||-||2||11.9339||47||57.4 miles|
|Bel Air||MD||-||2||17.834||59||69.7 miles|
|New Philadelphia||OH||-||2||20.6614||41||98.0 miles|