Berkeley, CA (population: 102,237) has nine fine arts schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Stanford University, the highest ranked school in this group with a fine arts program, has a total student population of 18,498. It is the 3rd highest ranked school in the USA and one of the highest in the state . To learn more about fine arts programs in Berkeley, ratemyprofessors.com has reviews of fine arts professors at Stanford University such as Enrique Chagoya, Maria Gough, Joel Leivick, and N Vanderkindren.
Fine Arts students from Berkeley 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.
Berkeley lies in Alameda county, which is one of the 57 counties in California. Overall, the Oakland-Fremont-Hayward Metropolitan area has 990,570 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1% unemployment rate, $26/hr average worker wage, and a $54,590 average annual salary.
Of the 9 fine arts schools with a 100-mile radius of Berkeley, only 2 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, California College of the Arts comes out as the most expensive ($30,933/yr) for fine arts students, with California State University-Stanislaus as the lowest, reported at only $6,782/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Berkeley|
|San Francisco||CA||817,411||21||17.5697||455||12.0 miles|
|Walnut Creek||CA||64,055||0||-||0||12.7 miles|
|San Leandro||CA||78,904||1||29.9223||11||12.9 miles|
|Castro Valley||CA||65,952||0||-||0||15.9 miles|
|South San Francisco||CA||64,345||0||-||0||16.7 miles|
|San Mateo||CA||93,990||1||15.1982||101||21.6 miles|
|Union City||CA||76,462||1||13.7752||0||23.1 miles|
|Santa Clara||CA||112,889||4||29.9373||188||38.3 miles|
|San Jose||CA||977,893||9||20.6572||297||45.7 miles|
|West Sacramento||CA||50,542||1||29.8049||4||61.7 miles|
|Santa Cruz||CA||57,690||2||37.6705||80||63.5 miles|