Clinton, IA has nine fine arts schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. University of Wisconsin-Madison, the highest ranked school in this group with a fine arts program, has a total student population of 41,654. It is the 23rd highest ranked school in the USA and the highest in the state of Wisconsin.
Fine Arts students from Clinton 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.
Clinton lies in Clinton county, which is one of the 52 counties in Iowa. Overall, the Southeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area has 225,880 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.9% unemployment rate, $16.20/hr average worker wage, and a $33,700 average annual salary.
Of the 9 fine arts schools with a 100-mile radius of Clinton, only 4 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Knox College comes out as the most expensive ($21,851/yr) for fine arts students, with McHenry County College as the lowest, reported at only $6,082/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Clinton|
|Rock Island||IL||-||2||34.7008||66||30.7 miles|
|Iowa City||IA||69,842||2||33.2806||239||70.9 miles|
|Cedar Rapids||IA||130,349||7||32.4429||236||76.7 miles|
|West Burlington||IA||-||1||15.5796||40||86.6 miles|
|East Peoria||IL||-||2||21.1433||95||87.4 miles|
|Sugar Grove||IL||-||1||14.036||67||90.2 miles|
|Crystal Lake||IL||42,672||3||24.3677||64||99.1 miles|
|West Dundee||IL||-||1||23.2604||5||99.6 miles|