Illinois contains 30 schools that offer fine arts programs. Loyola University Chicago, the highest-ranking fine arts school in IL, has a total student population of 15,879 and is the 144th highest ranked school in America.
Of the 30 fine arts schools in Illinois, only 9 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, School of the Art Institute of Chicago comes out as the most expensive ($38,965/yr), with Prairie State College as the lowest recorded at only $2,833/yr.
Fine Arts students from Illinois 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 Illinois alone, there are employed craft artists earning an average yearly salary of $34,910. Fine artists, including painters, sculptors, and illustrators in this state earn $44,680/yr and there are 370 employed.
Also, within the fine arts schools in Illinois, the average student population is 3,360 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 17 to 1. Aside from fine arts, there are 7983 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 2,830 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $7,282, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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