California contains 24 schools that offer fine arts programs. University of California-Los Angeles, the highest-ranking fine arts school in CA, has a total student population of 38,550 and is the 7th highest ranked school in America.
Of the 24 fine arts schools in California, only 4 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Art Center College of Design comes out as the most expensive ($39,672/yr), with California State University-Stanislaus as the lowest recorded at only $6,782/yr.
Fine Arts students from California 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. In fact, in the California alone, there are 540 employed craft artists earning an average yearly salary of $48,670. Fine artists, including painters, sculptors, and illustrators in this state earn $68,900/yr and there are 1,480 employed.
Also, within the fine arts schools in California, the average student population is 4,206 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 17 to 1. Aside from fine arts, there are 18354 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 4,230 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $1,817, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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