Seattle, WA (population: 614,214) has nine arts schools within its city limits. University of Washington-Seattle Campus, the highest ranked school in the city with an arts program, has a total student population of 45,943. It is the 26th highest ranked school in the USA and the highest in the state of Washington. To learn more about arts programs in Seattle, ratemyprofessors.com has reviews of arts professors at University of Washington such as Sang-gyeun Ahn, Stephanie Andrews, Paul Berger, Sean Bolan, Clare Bright, and David Brody.
Arts students from Seattle 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 Seattle-Bellevue-Everett Metropolitan area alone, there are ** employed craft artists earning an average salary of $33,230. Fine artists, including painters, sculptors, and illustrators in this area earn $52,250/yr and there are ** employed.
Seattle lies in King county, which is one of the 24 counties in Washington. Overall, the Seattle-Bellevue-Everett Metropolitan area has 1,404,710 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 0.7% unemployment rate, $25.60/hr average worker wage, and a $53,240 average annual salary. Thus, about ** out of every 1000 jobs in Seattle are held by fine artists, including painters, sculptors, and illustrators, and **/1000 are held by craft artists.
Of the 9 arts schools in Seattle, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, The Art Institute of Seattle comes out as the most expensive ($28,174/yr) for arts students, with Seattle Community College-South Campus as the lowest, reported at only $6,159/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Seattle|
|Federal Way||WA||84,659||2||22.1387||18||21.4 miles|
|South Hill||WA||63,243||0||-||0||33.4 miles|