Little Rock, AR (population: 192,247) has three fine arts schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Lyon College, the highest ranked school in this group with a fine arts program, has a total student population of 614. It is the 514th highest ranked school in the USA and the 4th highest in the state of Arkansas (#1 is Harding University). To learn more about fine arts programs in Little Rock, ratemyprofessors.com has reviews of fine arts professors at Lyon College such as Margaret Lejeune, and Robert Torchia.
Fine Arts students from Little Rock schools who go on to become artists, animation artists, fine artists, sculptors, 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.
Little Rock lies in Pulaski county, which is one of the 57 counties in Arkansas. Overall, the Little Rock-North Little Rock-Conway area has 330,720 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1% unemployment rate, $19/hr average worker wage, and a $38,470 average annual salary.
Of the 3 fine arts schools with a 100-mile radius of Little Rock, none have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Lyon College comes out as the most expensive ($16,802/yr) for fine arts students, with University of the Ozarks as the lowest, reported at only $13,583/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Little Rock|
|North Little Rock||AR||59,309||4||19.2203||72||7.0 miles|
|Hot Springs||AR||-||2||23.3818||62||42.8 miles|