Sacramento, CA (population: 475,452) has six arts schools within its city limits. California State University-Sacramento, the highest ranked school in the city with an arts program, has a total student population of 29,241. It is the 1886th highest ranked school in the USA and the 173rd highest in the state of California (#1 is University of California-Los Angeles). To learn more about arts programs in Sacramento, ratemyprofessors.com has reviews of arts professors at California State University such as Andrew Connelly, Xico Gonzales, Ian Harvey, Evri Kwong, Tom Montieth, and Robert Ortbal.
Arts students from Sacramento schools who go on to become artists, graphic designers, journalists, musicians, 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.
Of the 6 arts schools in Sacramento, only 4 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, The Art Institute of California-Sacramento comes out as the most expensive ($31,815/yr) for arts students, with Cosumnes River College as the lowest, reported at only $5,940/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Sacramento|
|West Sacramento||CA||50,542||1||29.8049||4||4.4 miles|
|Rancho Cordova||CA||65,274||3||17.1477||50||9.4 miles|
|Yuba City||CA||62,588||1||36.3939||5||40.2 miles|
|Walnut Creek||CA||64,055||0||-||0||55.7 miles|
|Castro Valley||CA||65,952||0||-||0||67.6 miles|
|San Leandro||CA||78,904||1||29.9223||11||70.1 miles|
|Union City||CA||76,462||1||13.7752||0||73.5 miles|
|San Francisco||CA||817,411||21||17.5697||455||76.8 miles|