Fort Worth, TX (population: 751,149) has four arts schools within its city limits. Texas Christian University, the highest ranked school in the city with an arts program, has a total student population of 8,853. It is the 142nd highest ranked school in the USA and the 2nd highest in the state of Texas (#1 is Rice University).
Arts students from Fort Worth 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.
Fort Worth lies in Tarrant county, which is one of the 154 counties in Texas. Overall, the Fort Worth-Arlington Metropolitan area has 856,430 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.1% unemployment rate, $19.78/hr average worker wage, and a $41,140 average annual salary.
Of the 4 arts schools in Fort Worth, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Texas Christian University comes out as the most expensive ($24,560/yr) for arts students, with Tarrant County College District as the lowest, reported at only $5,592/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Fort Worth|
|Forth Worth||TX||-||3||11.7915||4||2.0 miles|
|North Richland Hills||TX||67,133||1||26.4697||12||10.3 miles|
|Grand Prairie||TX||167,767||3||23.6315||22||19.1 miles|
|Flower Mound||TX||72,721||0||-||0||24.2 miles|