Charlotte, NC (population: 723,514) has six arts schools within its city limits. University of North Carolina at Charlotte, the highest ranked school in the city with an arts program, has a total student population of 24,701. It is the 241st highest ranked school in the USA and the 10th highest in the state of North Carolina (#1 is Duke University). To learn more about arts programs in Charlotte, ratemyprofessors.com has reviews of arts professors at University of North Carolina at Charlotte such as Eric Anderson, Sarah Baron, Robert Bradley, Keith Bryant, Jean Cauthen, and David Edgar.
Arts students from Charlotte 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.
Charlotte lies in Mecklenburg county, which is one of the 64 counties in North Carolina. Overall, the Charlotte-Gastonia-Concord-SC area has 837,820 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 0.9% unemployment rate, $21.10/hr average worker wage, and a $43,890 average annual salary.
Of the 6 arts schools in Charlotte, only 2 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, The Art Institute of Charlotte comes out as the most expensive ($31,116/yr) for arts students, with University of North Carolina at Charlotte as the lowest, reported at only $7,644/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Charlotte|
|Rock Hill||SC||72,341||5||30.0256||144||21.3 miles|
|Winston Salem||NC||-||7||32.3218||230||70.4 miles|
|High Point||NC||105,064||3||31.8326||88||71.3 miles|
|Banner Elk||NC||-||1||22.4512||43||88.7 miles|