Morgantown, WV has one art school within its city limits. West Virginia University has a total student population of 28,898. It is the 995th highest ranked school in the USA and the 20th highest in the state of West Virginia (#1 is Marshall University).
Art students from Morgantown 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.
Morgantown lies in Monongalia county, which is one of the 16 counties in West Virginia. Overall, the Morgantown area has 56,590 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 3.6% unemployment rate, $17.57/hr average worker wage, and a $36,540 average annual salary.
After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, West Virginia University ends up costing a student $8,164/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Morgantown|
|Saint Clairsville||OH||-||2||11.9339||47||58.9 miles|
|Bel Air||MD||-||2||17.834||59||59.4 miles|
|New Philadelphia||OH||-||2||20.6614||41||98.8 miles|