Charlottesville, VA (population: 41,429) has five film schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. George Washington University, the highest ranked school in this group with a film program, has a total student population of 25,061. It is the 52nd highest ranked school in the USA and the highest in the state of District Of Columbia.
Film students from Charlottesville schools who go on to become filmmakers, producers, directors, film directors, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 79,780 people working as producers and directors alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $86,870. Also, Actors make on average $0 per year and there are about 39,880 of them employed in the US today.
Charlottesville lies in Charlottesville county, which is one of the 61 counties in Virginia. Overall, the Charlottesville area has 93,180 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.9% unemployment rate, $20.99/hr average worker wage, and a $43,660 average annual salary.
Of the 5 film schools with a 100-mile radius of Charlottesville, only 3 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, The Art Institute of Washington comes out as the most expensive ($42,518/yr) for film students, with George Mason University as the lowest, reported at only $10,384/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Charlottesville|
|Highland Springs||VA||-||1||3.25189||0||72.1 miles|
|Falls Church||VA||-||1||13.4471||18||92.2 miles|