Honolulu, HI (population: 375,134) has five arts schools within its city limits. University of Hawaii at Manoa, the highest ranked school in the city with an arts program, has a total student population of 20,435. It is the 282nd highest ranked school in the USA and the highest in the state of Hawaii. To learn more about arts programs in Honolulu, ratemyprofessors.com has reviews of arts professors at University of Hawaii at Manoa such as Duncan Demster, and Norman Graffam.
Arts students from Honolulu 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.
Honolulu lies in Honolulu county, which is one of the 4 counties in Hawaii. Overall, the Honolulu area has 430,700 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1% unemployment rate, $21/hr average worker wage, and a $43,760 average annual salary.
Of the 5 arts schools in Honolulu, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Travel Institute of the Pacific comes out as the most expensive ($17,270/yr) for arts students, with Kapiolani Community College as the lowest, reported at only $3,425/yr.