Las Vegas, NV (population: 570,083) has three arts schools within its city limits. University of Nevada-Las Vegas, the highest ranked school in the city with an arts program, has a total student population of 29,080. It is the 1903rd highest ranked school in the USA and the 3rd highest in the state of Nevada (#1 is Euphoria Institute of Beauty Arts & Sciences).
Arts students from Las Vegas 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.
Las Vegas lies in Clark county, which is one of the 8 counties in Nevada. Overall, the Las Vegas-Paradise area has 858,540 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.0% unemployment rate, $19.26/hr average worker wage, and a $40,070 average annual salary.
Of the 3 arts schools in Las Vegas, only 2 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts-Las Vegas comes out as the most expensive ($34,992/yr) for arts students, with University of Nevada-Las Vegas as the lowest, reported at only $8,166/yr.