Waterloo, IA (population: 67,011) has two fine arts schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Grand View University, the highest ranked school in this group with a fine arts program, has a total student population of 2,039. It is the 606th highest ranked school in the USA and the 8th highest in the state of Iowa (#1 is Luther College). To learn more about fine arts programs in Waterloo, ratemyprofessors.com has reviews of fine arts professors at Grand View University such as Dennis Kaven, and Aaron Tinder.
Fine Arts students from Waterloo 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.
Waterloo lies in Black Hawk county, which is one of the 52 counties in Iowa. Overall, the Waterloo-Cedar Falls area has 86,280 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 2% unemployment rate, $17/hr average worker wage, and a $35,960 average annual salary.
Of the 2 fine arts schools with a 100-mile radius of Waterloo, none have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Clarke College comes out as the most expensive ($17,568/yr) for fine arts students, with Grand View University as the lowest, reported at only $16,682/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Waterloo|
|Cedar Falls||IA||-||3||27.7287||174||5.4 miles|
|Cedar Rapids||IA||130,349||7||32.4429||236||50.1 miles|
|Iowa City||IA||69,842||2||33.2806||239||70.9 miles|
|Des Moines||IA||200,202||10||28.1761||244||90.7 miles|
|Fort Dodge||IA||-||2||25.3587||65||92.7 miles|
|West Des Moines||IA||57,065||1||4.37611||3||96.0 miles|