Houston, TX (population: 2,307,883) has ten arts schools within its city limits. Rice University, the highest ranked school in the city with an arts program, has a total student population of 5,576. It is the 28th highest ranked school in the USA and the highest in the state of Texas.
Arts students from Houston 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. In fact, in the Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown area alone, there are 60 employed craft artists earning an average salary of $45,020. Fine artists, including painters, sculptors, and illustrators in this area earn $41,540/yr and there are ** employed.
Houston lies in Harris county, which is one of the 154 counties in Texas. Overall, the Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown area has 2,563,840 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 0.7% unemployment rate, $21.58/hr average worker wage, and a $44,880 average annual salary. Thus, about ** out of every 1000 jobs in Houston are held by fine artists, including painters, sculptors, and illustrators, and 0.024/1000 are held by craft artists.
Of the 10 arts schools in Houston, only 3 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Culinary Institute Alain and Marie Lenotre comes out as the most expensive ($40,558/yr) for arts students, with Texas Southern University as the lowest, reported at only $7,672/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Houston|
|South Houston||TX||-||1||23.7623||5||11.9 miles|
|Missouri City||TX||77,622||0||-||0||16.5 miles|
|League City||TX||78,312||0||-||0||25.7 miles|
|The Woodlands||TX||101,065||1||14.626||77||27.6 miles|
|Texas City||TX||44,907||1||8.31197||63||35.9 miles|
|Prairie View||TX||-||1||50.8259||82||42.2 miles|
|College Station||TX||90,406||1||0.218495||0||79.5 miles|