Austin, TX (population: 792,778) has six arts schools within its city limits. Saint Edward's University, the highest ranked school in the city with an arts program, has a total student population of 5,293. It is the 242nd highest ranked school in the USA and the 8th highest in the state of Texas (#1 is Rice University). To learn more about arts programs in Austin, ratemyprofessors.com has reviews of arts professors at Saint Edward's University such as Mary Brantl, Walle Conoly, Guillermo Hinojosa-Canales, Laura Anne Hollis, Stan Irvin, and Eric Zimmerman.
Arts students from Austin 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.
Austin lies in Travis county, which is one of the 154 counties in Texas. Overall, the Austin-Round Rock area has 769,370 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 2.3% unemployment rate, $21.72/hr average worker wage, and a $45,180 average annual salary.
Of the 6 arts schools in Austin, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Culinary Academy of Austin comes out as the most expensive ($39,675/yr) for arts students, with Austin Community College District as the lowest, reported at only $7,469/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Austin|
|Cedar Park||TX||72,258||0||-||0||14.6 miles|
|San Antonio||TX||1,402,013||34||23.3851||958||74.4 miles|
|College Station||TX||90,406||1||0.218495||0||88.2 miles|